Which book to buy? Traveling pain started in forearm

by J

Please advise which book to buy: left top of forearm is fatigued despite rest and there is one tender spot on back of upper arm halfway between elbow and top of shoulder .

Pain alternates between top of forearm and the spot on back of arm that is between elbow and top of shoulder. NO shooting pain tingling or numbness. Ibuprofen does not help . Naproxen does not help much. Currently Not using medication. Ice twice a day. Beginning stretches. Rest.

1. Computer keyboard work for 26 years with occasional carpel tunnel symptoms that go away.

2. Amateur violinist. Started playing 45 years ago but did not play continuously. Surfer and swimmer for 30+ years.

3. Played at least once a week for 2 hours in string ensemble for the past two years. 9 months ago began violin lessons and practiced about half hour a day 3-4 times per week.

4. Six months ago, rehearsed for 3-4 hours and developed forearm pain in left forearm - where the arm twists to place fingers on the fingerboard, pain occurred only while playing but never went away . Surfing and weightlifting, push-ups, yoga, piano were pain free.

5. Rest, ibuprofen didn't help forearm.

6. For about one week, pain was uneasing even at rest.

7. pain traveled to a spot on the back of arm halfway between elbow and top of shoulder.

8. Went surfing about 4 days ago and have soreness alternating between forearm and the same spot between elbow and top of shoulder on back of arm . NO numbness tingling or shooting pain. Very tight shoulder back and neck muscles.

9. Beginning stretches to loosen neck and shoulders and wrists.

Please advise. Thank you in advance.


Joshua Answers:

Hi J.

1. "left top of forearm is fatigued despite rest"

One aspect of the Tendonitis dynamic is tightness (muscle and connective tissue).

See: What Is Tendonitis?

For a variety of reasons, when muscle gets tight, it stays tight.

Then, like a half squeezed sponge, there's only half left to squeeze/compress.

In other words, you have too many muscle fibers CONSTANTLY working, and they're fatigued, and then you're asking the others to work too, which makes them work too much (too few numbers pulling the load) so they tire quickly.

2. 'Alternating' pain is either something like Vitamin D deficiency symptoms and/or your body naturally, constantly, adjusting and adapting.

One thing gets tight, everything else adjusts. Repeat.

The body is always trying to get itself back into 'balance'. But it's not very smart about it, so it often just ends up chasing it's tail, so to speak.

3. "For about one week, pain was uneasing even at rest."

That's the direction the Pain Causing Dynamic goes. A downward spiral of ever increasing tightness, pain, and lack of optimal function.

4. "Beginning stretches to loosen neck and shoulders and wrists."

That is a good idea. But, you'll get more bang for your buck when you add in the nutrition you are certainly missing.

In general, I suggest that you get the Reversing Wrist Tendonitis program.

While you may not have wrist tendonitis per se, you have Carpal Tunnel Symptoms that may be coming from the wrist (or higher up the arm/shoulder/neck).

And your forearm structures are playing a big role (wrist to elbow, and beyond).

And, nutrition is a BIG player in your overall pain dynamic. That's covered in the program.

And, icing 2x/day, the way you're (probably) doing it, isn't getting you the results you're looking for, also covered in the program.

And you can apply what you learn anywhere, including between elbow and shoulder, and neck and shoulder in general.

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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