16 years old I have either Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Tendonitis

by Nick
(Viroqua, WI)

Hi my name is Nick I am sixteen years old. I've always played sports, I've played guitar for 8 years and played piano when i was younger.

About two years ago i sat down on the piano for the first time in quite awhile and found that just after a few seconds of playing the top of my hand had excruciating pain, also on the top of my forearm up near my elbow.

Playing guitar and sports its pretty much my life.

Ive been planning on going to college for sports and music as long as i can remember and not being able to do those things really sucks. Also when playing hockey if i take a wrist shot my i get a jolt of pain through my hand and up my forearm and my hand goes numb. This however is the only time my hand goes numb.

My chiropractor said that i have an inflamed nerve in my elbow as well as what ever is wrong in my hands. I am at the point now where all i have left to do is talk to my doctor and get surgery done so i was wondering if i could get a second opinion before i have to do that.

Thanks a million!



Joshua Answers:

Hi Nick.

If you did walk in and get surgery, what exactly would they do? What would they cut on? What is wrong that they would 'fix'?

What if it's all coming from up at your neck?


See: Carpal Tunnel Symptoms

And, as I recall, this page will help you tell the difference between Carpal Tunnel and Wrist Tendonitis.


What if some or all of your pain and problem is primarily caused by nutritional deficiency, like Vitamin D deficiency and/or Magnesium deficiency?

isn't going to fix that.

Symptoms of Tendonitis are caused by a variety of different things.

If you're 16, active, and haven't had an injury, then -something- is off such that you're having the kind of symptoms that you describe.

Yes, you may have an inflammed nerve at the elbow (and that's likey what they'd cut around), but what is CAUSING the nerve to get inflamed?

Where's that coming from?

Lots of good questions to ask.

My questions for you:

1. Is the pain there all the time, or just sometimes? When?

2. Do you have numbness in the hand/fingers?

3. Jolts of nerve pain any other time, or just with slap shots?

4. Do your forearms feel tight? Tired? Sore? Etc.

5. History of whiplash, head/neck impact or injury, etc.

6. Pain anywhere else in your body?

7. Overall, describe your diet.

8. What have you been doing for this, to help it?

9. The shooting jolt, does it shoot up, or down? Does it -start- somewhere?

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.

And, comments have a 3,000 character limit so you may have to comment twice.

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

Subscribe to The Tendonitis Expert Newsletter Today!

For TIPS, TRICKS, and up-to-date Tendonitis information you need!




Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.

I promise to use it only to send you The Tendonitis Expert Newsletter.

Comments for 16 years old I have either Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Tendonitis

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Feb 17, 2013
15 year old Piano player. Pain in Plam and fingers.
by: Leah


I am 15 years old, and I've played piano/drums/guitar/organ/ECT, since i was 7, but over the last 1 to 2 years i have been experiencing a very sharp pain in the palm of my hand and my thumb and the three following fingers... Not so much in my "pinky" finger...

Some one told me that it sounded like Tendonitis, but I am not sure. I love piano, it is my ultimate passion. But I am also using my cell phone a lot and the computer... I'm am using my hands and fingers almost all day, everyday.

I am very concerned because I do not want to permanently be disabled from playing the piano and other instruments. Mainly Piano.
I'd like to know what it is...



Joshua Comments:

Hi Leah.

As an avid muscician (and member of modern society with computer usage, cell phone use, etc) it sounds like it's time to add a new skill to your repertoire: Knowing how to keep your hands etc in playing shape.

Because right now, your body is not able to handle the requirements.

It's not that playing is bad, it's that your body isn't currently able to handle the load.


I'm biased of course but I suggest that you get Reversing Guitar Tendonitis ebook. It will tell you exactly what's going on, and what to do about it.

Short of that, go with the following to start with:

1. Learn How To Reduce Inflammation

2. Magnesium For Tendonitis


Related, see: 16 Year Old Artist With Tendonitis For A Year And A Half

Related, see: <1 href="https://www.tendonitisexpert.com/16-year-old-barista-having-severe-pain-in-arm-need-some-more-tendonitis-information.html">16 Year Old Barista Having Severe Pain In Arm Need Some More Tendonitis Information

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Wrist Tendonitis Q&A.

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.