chesl73 wrote:I've recently been practising quite a lot and on Sunday night I had these strange feelings in my left hand, near the thumb pad, a bit of numbness, tingling and so on - and the symptons are a little better than Sunday today but it's clearly not quite right. I went to see a physio today and she reckons I have carpal tunnel, not an acute case but still...
I bit depressing and frustrating and so looks like my left hand will need plenty of rest at the moment maybe 4 weeks but who knows.
Any thoughts would be great,
I thought I'd write to encourage you. Though I don't have Carpal Tunnel, I struggle with deafness and skin cancer on my fingers. I lost my hearing in my right ear overnight 20 years ago and much of my left ear since then. Also, I've had Mohs surgery on my left fingers with skin grafts to deal with skin cancer. Both, make it extremely hard to be a competent Classical Guitarist ... but I am!
When I had the surgery on my left fingers I couldn't even make a simple open chord! I almost cried. I started doing stretching exercises with my left hand and was almost back to normal in a couple of days. I now play better than before the surgery!
The deafness was a great challenge, but I can play. I just require absolute silence to play and practice. Even Segovia required that!