Forearm and wrist tendonitis from gardening and playing piano


I started playing piano 4 months ago and 4 weeks ago I developed pain in my right wrist from the middle of the wrist going toward the outside or right side of the wrist and pain along the right of the forearm going from the wrist to about 5 inches towards the elbow.

I am going to a chiropractor who has used a Kinesio Tape method that I've not been able to find explained on YouTube that he said would have the video.

I want to keep playing, but I don't want to continue practicing until I am certain I have the solution(s) employed to full effect.

I am a professional gardener and it hurts when I hold my weed whacker for only a few minutes.

Many thanks,

Bob Milka
San Fernando, Ca.


Joshua Answers:

Hi Bob.

You really didn't ask me anything, but I'll try to interpret and provide you with something valuable.

1. Kinesio tape, while potentially beneficial, is not a fix. And, you can't wear it 24/7 forever.

2. Tendonitis is a progressive dynamic. You have to reverse the Pain Causing Dynamic.

3. A huge factor in Wrist Tendonitis is forearm muscle and connective tissue tightness. If it hurts now to hold a weed
whacker for just a few minutes, you're pretty far along the spectrum of 'good' to 'bad'.

Having said that, based just on what you've told me, you probably don't have any actual injury (rip, tear, tendon injury).

4. You may want to consider getting my Reversing Wrist Tendonitis ebook.

5. Whether it's gardening or playing piano, it's all the same. Forearm muscles fire to move/stabilize the wrist, hand, and fingers. There are hand muscles too, of course.

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.
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Nov 21, 2013
Does Kinesiology Tape help with wrist Tendinitis?
by: Evie

I've been recommend to use the Kinesiology Tape for my Wrist Tendinitis. Does it work?


Joshua Comments:

Hi Evie.

Does Kinesio tape work for wrist tendonitis?

Well, it depends on your definition of 'work'.

Does it fix the problem? No.

Does it reduce symptoms while it's on? It certainly can, yes.

Does it cause a structure to work better while it's on? It seems to/has potential to do that, yes.

Anything in the short term is probably ok, but as a long term's ultimately just a bandaid. (Having said that, if it can create enough change in connective tissue tightness/patterns, it may push a structure towards more optimal.)

Nov 19, 2014
Dealing Black Jack for 17 years, have wrist tendonitis and tennis elbow and clawing fingers
by: Dealer

I have been dealing Black Jack for 17 years. 1 day I felt a pop in my hand. I right away lost use of middle and index fingers. In which eventually developed into Carpal Tunnel, in which I had surgery for that,I eventually developed tennis elbow.

Now it's turned into when I am dealing it starts with a pain in my elbow which radiates to having a stiff wrist in which goes into my index and middle finger which it turns into all my fingers clawing to where I am trying to deal with my knuckles. All I can say is what do you think and help.


Joshua Comments:

Hi Dealer.

Well, I don't know what the pop was, necessarily, but a safe guess is that your muscles were so tight that you moved and something had to jump out of it's regular pathway to get to where it was going.

When a joint is compressed from tight structures, for instance, for the joint to's gotta do what it's gotta do to get there.

Whether it's piano or gardening or dealing black jack, the body has to be able to work optimally. When various factors conspire to have the body NOT work optimally, then all sorts of symptoms are available.

Anybody can get Tendonitis, anywhere.

Make sure you understand the answer to the following question: What Is Tendonitis?

With the clawing and chronic pain, one thing you MUST deal with is nutrition. Or, the lack of nutrition, to be more specific.

See: Magnesium For Tendonitis

See: Inflammation Causes Vitamin B6 Deficiency

Personally, I'd get to work with my Reversing Wrist Tendonitis ebook ebook. You need a complete plan of attack.

Dealing with your knuckles doesn't sound like there's a lot of future in it.

At this point I'm going to say it's all (at least mostly) reversible. But it's not going to happen by itself.

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