Tendonitis Heads Up

Unfortunately, the subject of how to cure tendinitis has been on my mind a lot lately since I have been playing music nonstop and have been experiencing some pain.While I was able to beat my tendinitis the first time around, this recent resurgence (among others in the past few years) made me very nervous and I decided to start a quest to find out how to get rid of it once and for all. There is still only one true way to ensure that you do not get tendon pain and problems: to do everything you possibly can to maintain and prevent the problems before they ever happen. If you’ve read my post about how you are an athlete than you know what I mean.

This time around I have discovered even more new ways to combat the problem of tendinitis. This is basically just a warm-up post to give you a heads up: in my next post, I will describe to you the new routine that I have been following which has led to what I would personally call miraculous results. Before I started following this routine, it often felt like tendinitis was similar to breaking out of a prison cell. It was like you had to be patient for years, constantly digging an inch more every day until you could finally escape. Sometimes, the guards would catch you before you could escape and you would have to start all over again. This new method that I have been following has led to the fastest recovery time I’ve ever experienced with my numerous bouts of tendinitis. I only hope that you can experience similar results! More soon!

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9 thoughts on “Tendonitis Heads Up

  1. I battled tendonitis for decades, starting when I was in my mid-twenties. When it came back again in my 30’s and while I was living in NYC, I found an incredible classical teacher who basically reinvented my technique. The end result, after three years with her, is that I simply don’t get it anymore (e.g., learning to play with your arms, not your fingers, etc.). Or if I do, I know how not to let it take hold.

    Tendonitis flares up occur most often when one plays with tension, whether it’s in the forearm or shoulders. You have to learn to recognize these signs and stop immediately. Pain in that area of your arm is the body sending out a big warning sign. It’s not like going to the gym, these muscles are very fine and very fragile. Treat them well.

    Best of luck with it. Curious to hear about your routine.

  2. Hi, did you ever post your follow-up where you described your routine? Very curious to hear how you helped your tendinitis. I am having a similar problem in the elbows and shoulders. Thanks much!

      • Noah, thanks a lot for posting, There are some great recommendations here. I will be trying to apply many of them. Hope to be back to normal soon. I’m keeping away from the piano for the time being, which is tough, but I think the idea of rest right now and not aggravating things is a very good one. btw, reading a very enlightening book called “What Every Pianist Needs to Know About the Body” by Thomas Mark. It helps give an understanding of how bones, joints and muscles used in piano playing actually work together. Keeping this “bodymap” in mind helps with freedom of movement at the piano and the avoidance of tension and therefore, injuries. I highly recommend it. Once I get back at it, will try to apply many of these concepts too. Appreciate your prompt response.

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