16 year old artist with Tendonitis for a year and a half
I got tendonitis from working repeatedly on a sculpture project for school, afterward had to keep using my hand for school for half a year, recovered over two months, and then relapsed going back to school. By the time I went to a physical therapist, it had been about a year of having it. It hurts to write, type, and most importantly draw.
After a few months of therapy, I was starting to improve, but had to use my hand a lot for a couple of months, and it's gotten worse again.
Also, my whole arm has started to feel numb and tingly on and off at varying intensities. I'm going to try your ice treatments, but I'm wondering if there's anything else I should do.
I already apply normal ice daily, and heat in the mornings. Having tendonitis has made school very difficult to go through, and I can't do what I love most, drawing.
I want to get better as soon as possible, but I'm at a point where it hasn't been getting better for a couple of weeks.
That's good you're trying to find a solution earlier, as opposed to later.
The pain and problem you describe is a progressive physical dynamic. The longer you let it go, the more work you have to do to reverse the changes.
The bulk of what you need is in my Reversing Wrist Tendonitis ebook.
You also describe some Carpal Tunnel Symptoms.
If you get the ebook, let me know and I'll send you the Quick Start Companion ebook that comes with the Carpal Tunnel Treatment That Works DVD, which has a couple things you can do to release the entrapped nerves.
Due to your work, posturally things have changed such that the structures up at your neck/chest/shoulder are stepping on the hose of your nerve.
No big deal once you know how to deal with it.
One thing I've been seeing with teenage/young adult females, is a -big- emphasis on nutritional component.
Deficiency can cause pain symptoms that look EXACTLY like Tendonitis.
If you're a super lean, not-much-muscle-on-you kind of gal, you HAVE to focus on more protein, more magnesium, and get your Vitamin D level up to where it's supposed to be.
So there's that.
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert