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  1. techneut

    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Woke up this morning with a severe pain at the base of my RH thumb. Got so bad during the day that my hand is all but unusable and hurts with every movement and I went home from work after lunch (last time I called in sick was over 4 years ago). Guess I better go see a doctor tomorrow. I feel totally crippled... had great trouble buttoning my shirt this morming. Any thoughts of touching a keyboard are far away. Sh*te this is no life :x
     
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    Chris, this is not good news at all! Yep, I think a visit to the doctor's office is in your very near future. I sincerely hope that it's a problem that's easily remediable. Bach would be very lonely without you (not to mention PS). :)
     
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    You could always tackle the left hand etudes! :wink:
     
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    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Thanks sarah. But I think ole JS can do well without me these days, as can PS.

    Very funny. Actually, what coincidence, just the other day I dragged through Bartok's LH etude just to see what it was like to play LH only. I'd try that again if I did not feel like a wrung-out rag.
     
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    Regardless, I hope the diagnosis is nothing major.
     
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    Chris, I hope it's nothing serious. In the worst case scenario you will be anyway able to play the Elizabethan repertoire following the performance practice of the time. :lol:
     
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    Thanks all for the concern :D

    Just back from the doctor, he reckons it's tendonitis caused by overstraining. I blame tuesday's fitness when we were trying to push some imaginary limit. Nothing to worry about, should be fixed in a week or so when I give it rest, cool it, and take my anti-inflammatory medication. It's damn inconvenient though, and hurts like hell.
     
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    Whew, glad to hear it shouldn't be a permanent disability. Be sure to take the meds! (I know to say that because I have two brothers and a dad. :wink: :D )
     
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    Dang. I hope you get over this soon. :( Glad to hear it's not permanent, though. 8)
     
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    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Thanks !
    It's cleared up very quickly, so quick that I wonder if it wasn't just some knee-jerk reaction instead of tendonitis. I can hardly feel it anymore now and am back to normal.
    It was a good opportunity to peruse some left-hand repertoire, which I'd never done in my life before. A nice experience and not as strenuous as I thought it would be. Had a good stab at the Bartok Etude, Brahms/Bach Chaconne, and Scriabin Prelude&Nocturne. I dismissed the Saint-Saens Op.135 etudes after playing through them once though. What boring drivel :roll:
     
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    The etudes are not that exciting. You should instead play the 2-piano arrangment of his piano concerti; record the secondo and then play over with the primo :wink: A one man orchestra!
     
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    Chris, may I suggest Bach-Sosa B flat major Invention for the LH? And my wishes of a speedy recovery to you too.
     
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    Thanks.
    Actually, it's already over but it feels like I must be careful not to overdo RH stretching for a while.
     
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    That's good news Chris! On a slightly related topic Leon Fleisher will be here in Chicago
    this month after a long hiatus from the two-handed repertory. It's an all Bach program. :)
     
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    That's great! I'm glad to hear it. :cool: There's always a silver lining; you were able to explore rep you probably wouldn't have bothered with otherwise.
     
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    Sometimes it just helps to know what caused the pain in the first place. I had issues with left hand carpal tunnel, but they pretty much went away when I quit working on the Chopin 25/12. Then I had right hand issues while working on the 25/6. All gone now, though. I'm still working on difficult rep, but nothing that aggravates the carpal tunnel like those two pieces did.
     
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    All to prove that etudes aren't good for you :lol:

    In my case, I guess it must have been the fitness session the day before. It was pretty hefty, sometimes Marion feels like pushing us to search for "the limit". I must have strained something there. Anyway it seems sorted now - although I can still feel it, and clearly need to be careful as big RH stretches still cause some discomfort.
     
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    Ha, I'm working on the 25/7 now. There are some fiddly bits in the left hand, but it's not relentless like the other two, so no worries. :D

    Your problem will probably go away completely before too long, but if you keep pushing it while you can still feel that discomfort, you might prolong the problem. Take it easy. ;)
     
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    On a practical note ... did you try alternating cold press and hot press? And you can always take some arnica root to speed healing.
     
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    Hi Chris,
    sorry, I really should have more often a look also in this forum :oops: . As I have read the first lines of this post I was shocked :shock: , but then I have read further and now I´m glad, that your pain seems to be over. :D Yes, I would recommend, that you don´t overdo to demand your right hand. (What about playing Ravels piano concerto for the left hand meanwhile ? Nothing easier then this. :lol: ) And why not using the time to nag a bit more around in the audition-room meanwhile and do some nitpickings, would be the best thing you could do, isn´t it? :wink: :lol:
     

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