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Old 02-09-2019, 07:58 AM
waterboy waterboy is offline
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I needed to have the surgery on both of my arms - I ignored it for too long until I dropped a pan on myself. The last one was about 5 years ago and it was only about a year ago that I found that the dexterity had returned to the extent that I could start to play again. I still have some loss of sensation.
My advice -
don't ignore it, see if you can get the nerve conduction test done, it is definitive.
Lots of good advice on avoidance in this thread.
Try a smaller bodied guitar, different angle might help.
When I was able to play again I got a really light setup on my guitar.
If surgery is indicated get a good doctor. If you're in the northeast i can recommend a great one.
Don't rush the recovery - you can do yourself damage.I
After the surgery you will come home with elbows that "aren't yours". the shape and feel changes - It's really odd. You will need to protect them from the cold (mine ache if I dont).
Good luck, I hope it works out for you.
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