There was a helpful thread here last year on this topic—if I remember correctly. Unfortunately I’m having a hard time finding it!
My D is home from the first semester of freshman year. Unfortunately she has started experiencing finger/ arm/ wrist pain & numbness that is interfering with her practice. As she is a clarinetist, I always feared that carpal tunnel (or something similar) might be an issue for her, but she has thankfully avoided it up to this point. She is working on new hand positioning, which I suspect is contributing to the problem. Missing practice time causes her stress, and now she’s worrying about her upcoming semester.
She has asked for recommendations from her teachers, but that may take awhile to sort out. It’s a long shot, but we’d be up for making an appointment before she heads back to campus in two week, if at all possible. Perhaps a video consultation could be an option?
Does anyone have suggestions about the type of doctor or specialist we might need? We’re open to suggestions for treatment in or around the Philadelphia area. Thank you!