playing with tennis elbow

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playing with tennis elbow

Post by club » 08 Jan 2011, 10:06

Hi everybody out there!
I am an adult (very) beginner (very) returning to playing (hopefully) after several months out due to chronic tennis elbow - right arm. I have now had an operation for this & I wanted to know what the realistic chances are for being able to play again in the future! Does anyone out there have any experience of this type of situation? Any advice welcome!
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Re: playing with tennis elbow

Post by MarkGoodwinPianos » 08 Jan 2011, 14:45

Welcome to the forum, your English is excellent!!

Has your doctor said that you can expect full movement once it is healed? If so, there's no reason why piano playing should cause problems. Just make sure you go through with the full physio program that they put you on.

I hope it works out well for you.
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Re: playing with tennis elbow

Post by Gill the Piano » 08 Jan 2011, 18:02

Can you find a Bowen Technique practitioner out there? I would get tennis elbow a lot if it weren't for my Bowen Technique lady.
When you play, it's imperative that you keep your arms and shoulders as relaxed as you can. That should stop the tennis elbow from starting up. The other thing you could do is to see an Alexander Technique teacher who can teach you to sit well and use your muscles correctly.
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