"Clicking" in plucking hand
When I play a lot, I get clicking in the "thenar" of my plucking hand. The thenar is the chubby part of the hand located below the thumb:
Some joints or bones or something start clicking in there and sometimes it hurts.
I corrected my right arm position by straightening my forearm so it aligned with my hand (basically, I point my elbow upward now). This worked for a few days but the clicking has begun to affect my hand even with the new posture.
Basically, my questions are:
Does anyone else have this problem? Does anyone know anything else I can do? Is this harmful (can it lead to CTS, etc...)?
Thanks in advance--new member here, great site.
Edit: I definitely should have posted this in technique. Admin delete this please. Thanks
You should explain your situation to a Physiotherapist. This is exactly the sort of thing they are trained to deal with.
A decent massage therapist should be able to help a lot, & might take a few sessions. If not, def see someone more trained.
I recently have been dealing with a trigger finger on my middle finger of the right hand. I ended up getting two shots of cortisone five weeks apart which really helped. In addition my doctor recommended taping my finger at night which also helps to keep it under control. This may not be your exact problem but may be related. The doctor I went to specializes in hands.
Hands are complex (as are feet) compared to most other joints. Your symptoms could be due to a tendon snapping (extensor or abductor pollicis) or be due to clicking of carpal bones against one another. Tendon issues are often treated with ice (as much as you can tolerate, as often as you can tolerate) and a short (1 week) course of oral anti-inflammatories (like Naproxen), provided these do not upset your stomach. Beyond that, the best way to determine precisely what the problem is would be an MR imaging study and consultation with a hand specialist.
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