13 year old guitar player and video game player with painful tendons in wrist and forearm
Hello, My Name is Joe. I am 13 years old and not sure what to do. I've been experiencing pain in the tendons of the palm side of my arm and slightly in the forearm area (of my left arm). It really sucks because I play guitar and I love old video games now i'm really bored and in pain.
I'm pretty sure its repetitive stress, and I've also brought into mind I've been having lots of growing pains. I thought maybe it was the slow stretch over time because I don't often stretch them (on purpose)and brought into mind that within the past 3 months or so I've hurt my wrists, I damaged some soft tissue.
Tendinitis would suck really bad because I've been told I definitely have a future in music and my dad says that it can destroy a guitar career.
So any quick remedies or things that might help?
Hey, I'm all about quick remedies!
1. Wrist Tendonitis
is a little counter-intuitive, in the sense that you feel it more in your tendons and less in your forearm, but the forearm is the CAUSE of the tendon symptoms.
Your muscles and connective tissue are TOO TIGHT and thus constantly tugging on the tendons, even when you sleep.
2. Plus you have some Process of Inflammation
chronically at play.
3. Plus you're nutritionally deficient, it's safe to say (I use 'deficient' loosely). Have your folks get your Vitamin D level tested. Get theirs tested too while you're at it.
And see: Magnesium for Tendonitis
Growing pains are a factor in general. That requires a lot of good nutrition. And usually the symptoms go away naturally, but it's a safe bet you don't spend any time in the sunshine and that you eat the standard american diet. So you could benefit from a focus on good nutrition so your body has the opportunity to work correctly.
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