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    Repetitive stress injury

    I noticed within the last few days (less than a week) that I might be starting to get a repetitive stress injury in my left arm/hand. When I push down the fourth valve I get a shooting pain, best described as somewhere between a sharp pain, a tingling sensation, and a sensation similar to an electric shock.

    I am playing a compensating euphonium.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

    Thanks.

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    Are you using a euphonium left-hand strap? If not, that might very well help you out.
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    Where is the pain?

    Mike

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    Dave, yes, I am using it with a left hand strap.

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    mbrooke,

    The pain is on the inside of my fore arm, extending into the hand. In the fore arm it usually starts about midway, slightly toward the wrist, and extends about to the finger.

  6. See a sports chiropractic specialist. Why? Your standard MD has little to no experience with this type of problem. Physical therapist? Same issue. Standard chiropractor? Same issue. I'm retired but I spent years treating issues like this. Go see an expert. Please.
    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard III View Post
    See a sports chiropractic specialist. Why? Your standard MD has little to no experience with this type of problem. Physical therapist? Same issue. Standard chiropractor? Same issue. I'm retired but I spent years treating issues like this. Go see an expert. Please.
    My primary care physician is a DO. What about that profession? It is kind of like a hybrid between chiropractice and MD, though realistically speaking most DOs practice more like MDs.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by massmanute View Post
    My primary care physician is a DO. What about that profession? It is kind of like a hybrid between chiropractice and MD, though realistically speaking most DOs practice more like MDs.
    You answered your own question. Hands on specialties are a great place to start. The diagnosis should take a few minutes with physical testing. Treatment is also commonly hands on and does not involve machines and other modalities. The reason for sports specialties is they see all manner of problems like yours.
    Richard

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