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11 March 2010 @ 11:01 am
Sore Right Fingers and Wrist  
I've been playing the flute for about 6 months after a hiatus of several years. I'm playing with a community band, and as our big yearly concert is approaching, we've been putting in lots of extra practice time, and I've been putting in more of my own. For the last week or so the amount of time I've been able to practice has gotten shorter and shorter because the ring and little fingers of my right hand have been sore. Now the pain has moved into my my right wrist (the outer side.) Do you have any tips for correcting this? I've been looking at my right arm position relative to my wrist, but I don't know if there is anything wrong with it or not. Those last two fingers are my weakest, but they're some of the most important. I have joint hypermobility (double-jointed) and when my fingers are tired or when I'm stretching my little finger to play the lower notes, the knuckle of that little finger has a tendency to "pop out," making it painful and harder to move. How can I strengthen not just my fingers but my joints?
 
 
 
Kristenluckydragongirl on March 12th, 2010 03:51 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for this incredibly helpful info! I started doing the exercises right away, and the stretching makes my hands feel so much better. What do you mean by strapping the joints? Like taping them?