Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.7 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
What's Hot!!
How It All Really Began
-------------------
European Tour for Piano Lovers
JOIN US FOR THE TOUR!
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Advertise on Piano World

(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2018
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


Who's Online Now
121 registered members (alexcawley, anamnesis, A441, almo82, allegro_concerto, 31 invisible), 1,417 guests, and 5 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Finger Can't Straighten #2373189
01/13/15 06:29 PM
01/13/15 06:29 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
B
Brendan888 Offline OP
Junior Member
Brendan888  Offline OP
Junior Member
B
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
Hi, my name is Brendan.
I haven't been playing the piano for too long. I started playing in my Freshman year of highschool and I'm only a Junior right now. Can't remember if my right pinky finger could completely straighten out before, but it can't anymore. I stopped playing after my freshman year due to my wrist pains and my pinky losing flexibility/dexterity. I thought left alone it'd heal over time, but here we are two years later... haha.

I've gone to see many therapists, docs and hand specialists. A doc took an x-ray of my hand and at first said my ulna was dislocated but later said it wasn't. After an MRI, they said my TRCC?? tendon was torn or damaged. Currently the doc is putting me under therapy for half a year before they want to attempt surgery. But so far, all the exercises given were only meant to strengthen my wrist, not increase the flexibility I had lost.

I know many of you have a lot of experience with piano, so please help. Have any of you ever encountered or had this problem personally (chronic pain in wrist, trembling pinky finger when tried to raise, inability to straighten pinky finger)? And if so, how did you over-come it? Any help would be appreciated, piano is not something I want to give up on.

Also, what are the causes of this injury? Improper form on the piano? I also had a punching bag before, but I've quit.

I have some pictures, hope they help.
http://gyazo.com/08b1967c8ccdc163b4bc0e0d46d98b61
http://gyazo.com/c14effde7f0fcf926a00c836c485bbb1
http://gyazo.com/61b106f689e733826332d47d1c51380f

Thanks in advance, Brendan.

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2373191
01/13/15 06:44 PM
01/13/15 06:44 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 3,522
California
P
phantomFive Offline
3000 Post Club Member
phantomFive  Offline
3000 Post Club Member
P
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 3,522
California
I'm sorry, it's not clear to me, are the wrist pains on both hands, or just one hand?


Poetry is rhythm
Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2373193
01/13/15 06:49 PM
01/13/15 06:49 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,160
UK
S
spanishbuddha Offline
3000 Post Club Member
spanishbuddha  Offline
3000 Post Club Member
S
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,160
UK
I can't straighten one of my fingers, using the finger (forearm muscles), either, but I can straighten it using the other hand. It does not affect my playing at all, but my level is quite modest and I'm not aiming for concert pianist.

It's not clear how the bent pinkie affects you, and you don't say too much about the other problems, just in passing, chronic wrist pain and trembling pinkie. So I guess they are the main problems? How exactly are they impeding you?

Google TFCC, not TRCC, maybe you had a TFCC injury, ligament tear, and it has not resolved satisfactorily with wrist bones misaligned. That would create problems with dexterity and control, but a physician needs to make the diagnosis before considering treatment options, which may include physio and strengthening.

Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2373199
01/13/15 06:58 PM
01/13/15 06:58 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
B
Brendan888 Offline OP
Junior Member
Brendan888  Offline OP
Junior Member
B
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
The pain is only affecting my right wrist. It's toned down a lot since I've started OT but haven't regained any flexibility in my right pinky.

Yeah, it's the same with me. My pinky can't straighten out, but I can do it with the help of my other hand. When I attempt to raise my pinky without assistance, it begins to tremble or shake a lot.

The main problem is that, because of this my right hand can't stretch an octave anymore. It was probably TFCC then, my mistake.

(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2373202
01/13/15 07:04 PM
01/13/15 07:04 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 3,522
California
P
phantomFive Offline
3000 Post Club Member
phantomFive  Offline
3000 Post Club Member
P
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 3,522
California
Originally Posted by Brendan888
The main problem is that, because of this my right hand can't stretch an octave anymore. It was probably TFCC then, my mistake.

The main thing you'll want is to get rid of the pain, heal completely; then work on improving your flexibility over time.

Until then, work on practicing the piano with your left hand only. The things you learn will eventually float over to your right hand, too.


Poetry is rhythm
Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: phantomFive] #2373203
01/13/15 07:08 PM
01/13/15 07:08 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
B
Brendan888 Offline OP
Junior Member
Brendan888  Offline OP
Junior Member
B
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
Is it the same problem that's causing the inflexibility? I'm afraid of causing permanent damage. Would stretching help any?

Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2373207
01/13/15 07:19 PM
01/13/15 07:19 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 3,522
California
P
phantomFive Offline
3000 Post Club Member
phantomFive  Offline
3000 Post Club Member
P
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 3,522
California
Originally Posted by Brendan888
Is it the same problem that's causing the inflexibility? I'm afraid of causing permanent damage. Would stretching help any?

Stretching will be effective but if it hurts, or if your doctor tells you not to, then don't do it. Heal first, stretch later, that's the fastest way.


Poetry is rhythm
Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: phantomFive] #2373208
01/13/15 07:21 PM
01/13/15 07:21 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
B
Brendan888 Offline OP
Junior Member
Brendan888  Offline OP
Junior Member
B
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
Alright. I'll give it a try. Thanks so much for all the responses, I'll come back to post on this thread with any updates/new questions.

Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2373210
01/13/15 07:24 PM
01/13/15 07:24 PM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,906
guess where in CA and WA
laguna_greg Offline
1000 Post Club Member
laguna_greg  Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,906
guess where in CA and WA
Brendan,

Here's a link to an FAQ about pianists' injuries:

http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubb...iano_Injuries-First_Aid.html#Post2129006

Some of the information you want can be found there. Let us know what you think.


Laguna Greg

1919 Mason & Hamlin AA
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/greg-dempster/34/325/6b9/ (my day job)
Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2373232
01/13/15 08:23 PM
01/13/15 08:23 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
B
Brendan888 Offline OP
Junior Member
Brendan888  Offline OP
Junior Member
B
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
Thanks for the link. I wasn't aware that RICE could be applied to this type of injury. I've been using heat packs but I'll try ice and elevation.

Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2373322
01/14/15 01:11 AM
01/14/15 01:11 AM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,620
Philadelphia area
D
Dave B Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Dave B  Offline
2000 Post Club Member
D
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,620
Philadelphia area
Brendan888, Dorothy Taubman's approach is interesting and may be helpful. Here is the wikipedia entry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Taubman


"Imagine it in all its primatic colorings, its counterpart in our souls - our souls that are great pianos whose strings, of honey and of steel, the divisions of the rainbow set twanging, loosing on the air great novels of adventure!" - William Carlos Williams
Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Dave B] #2373355
01/14/15 05:32 AM
01/14/15 05:32 AM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 5,203
Reseda, California
J
JohnSprung Offline
Unobtanium Subscriber
JohnSprung  Offline
Unobtanium Subscriber
J
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 5,203
Reseda, California
Originally Posted by Dave B
Brendan888, Dorothy Taubman's approach is interesting and may be helpful. Here is the wikipedia entry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Taubman


+1

Also google Golandsky, who now carries the torch of the late Dorothy Taubman.



-- J.S.

[Linked Image] [Linked Image]

Knabe Grand # 10927
Yamaha CP33
Kawai FS690
Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2373392
01/14/15 08:53 AM
01/14/15 08:53 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,780
Philadelphia, PA
J
jdw Offline
1000 Post Club Member
jdw  Offline
1000 Post Club Member
J
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,780
Philadelphia, PA
I believe that ice and elevation will only help in the immediate aftermath of an injury, to control swelling and inflammation. Brendan888, it sounds as if this problem has been chronic for some time, so I wouldn't expect a lot of benefit from RICE. I would definitely look into Taubman/Golandsky.


1989 Baldwin R
Currently working on:
Chopin, Waltz in E minor (op. posth.)
Schubert, Op. 90 no. 2
Mendelssohn, Op. 19 no. 2
Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2373450
01/14/15 12:47 PM
01/14/15 12:47 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,446
Philadelphia
D
Derulux Offline
5000 Post Club Member
Derulux  Offline
5000 Post Club Member
D
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,446
Philadelphia
Tell me more about your heavybag routine. When did you start/stop? What did you do while using the bag? Did you wear gloves? Which knuckles/cracks (if any) were red after the workout?


Every day we are afforded a new chance. The problem with life is not that you run out of chances. In the end, what you run out of are days.
Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2373542
01/14/15 05:56 PM
01/14/15 05:56 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
B
Brendan888 Offline OP
Junior Member
Brendan888  Offline OP
Junior Member
B
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
Thanks for all the information on Golandsky. Got a few tabs open, I'll check them out after this post.

My punching bag routine wasn't too much, about half hour a day for a few weeks. Afterwards I was suggested to stop because of piano so I did. I had bandage on and gloves as well, which should be sufficient. All my knuckles were red, I was hitting something, haha. I thought it would be a given. It might not have been the punching bag; whenever frustrated I'd punch a door frame with my right hand. Only happened maybe 2-3 times? There was never any sharp pain in my wrist when doing either of those activities.

Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2373553
01/14/15 06:22 PM
01/14/15 06:22 PM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 39
D
Dan O Offline
Full Member
Dan O  Offline
Full Member
D
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 39
Your doctor may have covered this already, but you might want to see if it's similar to boxing/karate injuries.

If playing the piano is a strain of any kind, are there other instruments you might be inclined to play, increasing your musical knowledge without this distraction? Brass, reeds, strings...? Each instrument has its own physical issues, but I don't know reed or brass players who've had hand problems from playing or aggravated by playing.

Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2373558
01/14/15 06:31 PM
01/14/15 06:31 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
B
Brendan888 Offline OP
Junior Member
Brendan888  Offline OP
Junior Member
B
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
No, I've only ever been interested in the piano. The only other instrument that gives me the same "goosebumps" like piano is the violin. But it still doesn't strike me the same way piano does.

I don't think the doctor has brought up anything related to sports injuries. I'll finish up OT and check back with the doctor. Worst comes to worst, I'll have to take her up on surgery.

Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2373651
01/14/15 11:57 PM
01/14/15 11:57 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,446
Philadelphia
D
Derulux Offline
5000 Post Club Member
Derulux  Offline
5000 Post Club Member
D
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,446
Philadelphia
Originally Posted by Brendan888
Thanks for all the information on Golandsky. Got a few tabs open, I'll check them out after this post.

My punching bag routine wasn't too much, about half hour a day for a few weeks. Afterwards I was suggested to stop because of piano so I did. I had bandage on and gloves as well, which should be sufficient. All my knuckles were red, I was hitting something, haha. I thought it would be a given. It might not have been the punching bag; whenever frustrated I'd punch a door frame with my right hand. Only happened maybe 2-3 times? There was never any sharp pain in my wrist when doing either of those activities.

Well, the door frame may have been a larger contributing factor. I ask specifically because I'm a much better martial artist than I am a pianist, and from those questions could point you towards issues that might have been caused by that specific kind of contact sport.

PS- until very recently, when I broke my wrist doing something very stupid (minor stupidity, but still stupid for me to have done), I never had an issue with martial arts and piano. I mixed the two for approximately 25 years. Be happy to talk more about it.


Every day we are afforded a new chance. The problem with life is not that you run out of chances. In the end, what you run out of are days.
Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2373751
01/15/15 08:37 AM
01/15/15 08:37 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,780
Philadelphia, PA
J
jdw Offline
1000 Post Club Member
jdw  Offline
1000 Post Club Member
J
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,780
Philadelphia, PA
Sorry to hear about the wrist, Derulux! Hope it's healing well.


1989 Baldwin R
Currently working on:
Chopin, Waltz in E minor (op. posth.)
Schubert, Op. 90 no. 2
Mendelssohn, Op. 19 no. 2
Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: jdw] #2373772
01/15/15 09:56 AM
01/15/15 09:56 AM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,446
Philadelphia
D
Derulux Offline
5000 Post Club Member
Derulux  Offline
5000 Post Club Member
D
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,446
Philadelphia
Originally Posted by jdw
Sorry to hear about the wrist, Derulux! Hope it's healing well.

Thanks, me too! I haven't touched a piano since June. frown


Every day we are afforded a new chance. The problem with life is not that you run out of chances. In the end, what you run out of are days.
Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2373810
01/15/15 12:18 PM
01/15/15 12:18 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 513
New York City!
J
Jonathan Baker Offline
500 Post Club Member
Jonathan Baker  Offline
500 Post Club Member
J
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 513
New York City!
Hello Brenden,

Originally Posted by Brendan888

My punching bag routine wasn't too much, about half hour a day for a few weeks.


Thirty minutes per day for a few weeks is more than ample abuse to the hands. And frequency is not the point - it only takes a wrong move just once to permanently injure the body.

I had a student who was an amateur boxer and who did serious harm to his hands through that sport. Boxing and piano technique are two activities that are incompatible, obviously.

Originally Posted by Brendan888
It might not have been the punching bag; whenever frustrated I'd punch a door frame with my right hand. Only happened maybe 2-3 times?


Well there you are - your injuries are not a mystery and they have nothing to do with keyboard technique. This is a frustration-managment issue where you are abusing your body.

The Goldman institute does good work addressing injuries caused by faulty hand/arm/body technique, but I doubt they specialize in injures caused by punching bags and door frames. They will bluntly tell you to stop that behavior and channel frustration in non-violent ways. What those newly acquired habits would be I do not know - you might want to talk that over with a behavior specialist.

If you do not find it possible to stop using your hands for violent battering, then it might be advisable to take up some other musical instrument that does not require healthy hands, such as singing or conducting a choral group.

Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2373867
01/15/15 02:56 PM
01/15/15 02:56 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
B
Brendan888 Offline OP
Junior Member
Brendan888  Offline OP
Junior Member
B
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
Yeah, I've stopped. I'm sure the raging hormone teenage boy thing had a big factor to in all the frustration.

Right now, I'm just trying to fix past mistakes, all made with poor judgement. So that I can get back into piano.

Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Jonathan Baker] #2374543
01/17/15 12:18 AM
01/17/15 12:18 AM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,906
guess where in CA and WA
laguna_greg Offline
1000 Post Club Member
laguna_greg  Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,906
guess where in CA and WA
Originally Posted by Jonathan Baker
Hello Brenden,

I had a student who was an amateur boxer and who did serious harm to his hands through that sport. Boxing and piano technique are two activities that are incompatible, obviously.

The Goldman institute ...


I think you meant the Golandsky Institute? Maybe?


Laguna Greg

1919 Mason & Hamlin AA
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/greg-dempster/34/325/6b9/ (my day job)
Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2374545
01/17/15 12:21 AM
01/17/15 12:21 AM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,906
guess where in CA and WA
laguna_greg Offline
1000 Post Club Member
laguna_greg  Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,906
guess where in CA and WA
Originally Posted by Brendan888
Thanks for the link. I wasn't aware that RICE could be applied to this type of injury. I've been using heat packs but I'll try ice and elevation.


Hi Brendan,

RICE probably won't help too much this late in the game. But it can't hurt.

I suggested the link because there might be some information on the thread that will help you find some good medical providers in your area. You'll need to work with people who understand that you're a musician, and you need the most sophisticated treatment options you can get.


Laguna Greg

1919 Mason & Hamlin AA
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/greg-dempster/34/325/6b9/ (my day job)
Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Jonathan Baker] #2374558
01/17/15 01:08 AM
01/17/15 01:08 AM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,446
Philadelphia
D
Derulux Offline
5000 Post Club Member
Derulux  Offline
5000 Post Club Member
D
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,446
Philadelphia
Originally Posted by Jonathan Baker
Thirty minutes per day for a few weeks is more than ample abuse to the hands. And frequency is not the point - it only takes a wrong move just once to permanently injure the body.

I had a student who was an amateur boxer and who did serious harm to his hands through that sport. Boxing and piano technique are two activities that are incompatible, obviously.


Quote
The Goldman institute does good work addressing injuries caused by faulty hand/arm/body technique, but I doubt they specialize in injures caused by punching bags and door frames. They will bluntly tell you to stop that behavior and channel frustration in non-violent ways.

I would like to address these two statements, being that I probably have more expertise at at least one of them than anyone else here.

The first is false. In fact, there is quite a bit about boxing technique that translates well to piano. However, it is true that, done poorly, it can take only one injury to permanently sideline you.

The second, in my experience, is also false with regard to a healthy activity like boxing training (maybe less so punching doors). In fact, I won my 8th and 9th titles while training with a Taubman teacher.

The critical difference is proper training. Any idiot can hit a bag and break their hand. But if you've trained and conditioned properly, you're more likely to suffer an injury typing on a computer.


Every day we are afforded a new chance. The problem with life is not that you run out of chances. In the end, what you run out of are days.
Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2375248
01/18/15 10:49 PM
01/18/15 10:49 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
B
Brendan888 Offline OP
Junior Member
Brendan888  Offline OP
Junior Member
B
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
That might be the case, haha. I've been an avid user of the computer for years now, be it watching anime, chatting or playing games (usually the only time I leave my computer seat is to attend an appointment, eat, sleep, or use the bathroom). Starting about a month ago, I'm trying to give my hands more rest. I haven't been playing any games or using the computer as often. Been doing stretches and exercises advised by my OT and have picked up piano again. Though any octaves or scaling on the right hand is pretty hard to do because of my pinky.

Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2375871
01/20/15 01:06 PM
01/20/15 01:06 PM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,906
guess where in CA and WA
laguna_greg Offline
1000 Post Club Member
laguna_greg  Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,906
guess where in CA and WA
Brendan,

Has the MD ordered any kind of imaging? If yes, what does it show?

A very common RSI among pianists is stenosis of the synovial sheath that surrounds and protects the tendon. If it becomes inflamed or scarred sufficiently, it will interfere with the passage of the tendon. The condition is more commonly known as trigger finger, and it can make it impossible to straighten the finger entirely.

The MD or the OT can tell if you have this condition. Also, imaging studies of one kind or another will show what's really going on. X-rays don't necessarily unless they are done by a very fine tech..


Laguna Greg

1919 Mason & Hamlin AA
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/greg-dempster/34/325/6b9/ (my day job)
Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2378204
01/26/15 05:41 AM
01/26/15 05:41 AM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
B
Brendan888 Offline OP
Junior Member
Brendan888  Offline OP
Junior Member
B
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
I've done X-rays, MRIs and PETs, I believe. But the doc hasn't mentioned anything wrong with them except for the MRIs.

Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2378454
01/26/15 08:49 PM
01/26/15 08:49 PM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,906
guess where in CA and WA
laguna_greg Offline
1000 Post Club Member
laguna_greg  Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,906
guess where in CA and WA
well the x-rays won't show anything wrong with the soft tissues unless they were done by a world-class tech.

The MRIs and the PETs will show everything.

If the doc comes back after the radiology report is finished and can't really tell you anything, or suggest a course of treatment, the best thing to do is to the pictures and get a second opinion from a really good ind med/occ med specialist, or a music medicine specialist if you can find one.

Does your OT have an opinion at this point?


Laguna Greg

1919 Mason & Hamlin AA
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/greg-dempster/34/325/6b9/ (my day job)
Re: Finger Can't Straighten [Re: Brendan888] #2378606
01/27/15 09:28 AM
01/27/15 09:28 AM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
B
Brendan888 Offline OP
Junior Member
Brendan888  Offline OP
Junior Member
B
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 11
Not that I know of, no. My OT's only been instructed to give me exercises that will strengthen my wrist and forearm muscles.
Doc's asking me to go through half a year of PT, which I honestly think is a bit excessive. She's said that the MRI does show a TFCC tear, but the tests she's done on my wrist don't suggest such.

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Brendan, Kreisler 

New In Our Store!
New In Our Store!
A few of the many new items we've added to our online store.
(PianoSupplies.com is a division of Piano World)
wrap around sunglasses with music notes
Wrap around sun glasses with music notes


88 keys, 10 fingers, no problem
88 Keys, 10 Fingers, No Problem


Bass Clef Hat
Bass Clef Hat

Tons more music related products in our online store!
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Yamaha P125 pedal question
by Jamie. 07/17/18 09:13 AM
Help Posting Pictures
by Handyman. 07/17/18 09:06 AM
Problem when playing fast
by Kevin Chang. 07/17/18 08:53 AM
Suggestions on digital piano
by ybtangq. 07/17/18 03:47 AM
Williams Allegro - understated grace!
by LearnEveryDay. 07/17/18 02:47 AM
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Steingraeber
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Forum Statistics
Forums40
Topics186,459
Posts2,732,369
Members90,585
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2018 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1