A Classical Guitarist with DeQuervains and Trigger Finger, Pain Relief and Playing Again
(New York, NY)
Hey Joshua....a report and a few questions.
I'm a professional classical guitarist and a few months ago I developed wrist tendonitis (de quervain's to be exact ) and it interrupted my plans to record a new youtube video each week (which was partly what triggered it in the first place, that and a lot of bike riding.
Anyways, I finally ordered your dvd and even after 3 days of the serious icing + protocol, it's beginning to feel like a normal wrist and hand again, and my fingers are flying once more. Amazing.
So here are some questions for you.
I've been a type I diabetic for over 30 years, and last year I had to have an operation for trigger finger, a different finger on both hand. The doctors said it was a complication of the disease. But the surgery enabled me to begin playing full steam until the tendonitis kicked in.
Another finger on my plucking hand (the right) is developing the first signs of triggering, and I'm wondering if you have any advice for me to keep this from going any further.
The icing seems to help it , btw.
I'm going to try the bone marrow soup, but is there any other supplement you recommend, such as a good vit. D or etc?
I will be in SF in mid August, and if the triggering is getting worse and you think you might have some serious help to offer, I'd consider a consult.
I'm so glad (but unsurprised) that you've gotten amazing benefit from following The Carpal Tunnel Treatment That Works
Keep at it, and you will continue to get results.
We will want to fine tune it some for your Trigger Finger.
Anyhoo, starting from the top.
1. It may be worth it to think about your wrist tendonitis like...it's been developing slowly for months and years, and it just recently started really hurting. There's a whole mechanism happening in there.
2. Diabetes may be a factor in the trigger finger development, depending on how 'bad' the diabetes is. Towards the bad end of the spectrum, diabetics can have circulatory problems.
Tendons already have enough problem getting enough circulation, so if you lessen it even more it makes sense that a Trigger Finger dynamic would have an easier time
3. If you are developing more Trigger Finger Tendonitis, we need to train you how to nip that in the bud and keep it from advancing.
I woulds plan on having a session or two with me while you are in the Bay Area.
I don't really like surgery, but Trigger Finger surgery is pretty effective at getting one out of pain and back to activity...although it's not a cure and the mechanism is still in place and will start creating more trigger finger.
You're going to continue to play guitar a lot, and it's time to learn how to counter the effects of long term guitar playing, so you can play the next 50 years as much as you want to.
4. I would DEFINITELY make the Bone Broth
a near-daily part of your nutritional intake.
Also, Vitamin D. You may or may not want to pay some money to find your levels (You can get a blood spot test kit from the Vit D pages at www.Easy-Immune-Health.com
), but I would definitely start regularly taking good amounts of Vitamin D. It is vital on many levels of health.
And a good Calcium and Magnesium supplement won't hurt. I could say more about it, but just go with that having appropriate levels is important, and our diets don't provide it like we'd like it too for optimum health.Questions:
1. What fingers had it, what fingers are getting it?
2. How bad is your diabetes? What are you doing to manage it/get rid of it?
3. Overall health.
4. What does your general diet look like?
5. Any other arm/neck/shoulder pain or problem?----------------------
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expertwww.TendonitisExpert.com