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Subject: Re: carpal tunnel
From: Frank Claudy <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Irish Traditional Music List <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 23 Dec 2003 21:40:40 -0600
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Guitar and bodhran are both instruments that require wrist flexion.  Unduly
tense positioning can worsen median nerve irritation.
Frank


>From: Áine Ní Haralambie <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Irish Traditional Music List <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: carpal tunnel
>Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 00:36:48 EST
>
>In a message dated Sun, 21 Dec 2003 12:02:40 -0600, Frank Claudy
>[log in to unmask] writes:
>It is  *flexion* of the wrist -- that is, bending at the wrist so that the
>palm surface
>approaches the forearm -- that further irritates and compromised the median
>nerve.
>So would I be correct in thinking that playing rhythm guitar and bodhran
>would be problematic, or is having a relaxed wrist while doing both
>something
>which lessens the stress on the nerve (as compared to other flexion
>situations)?

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