Topic: serious pain in thumb joint-even with FHRED!
I have been having a scary pain lately in my right thumb, right on the the last knuckle where the thumbrest hits. I started noticing this problem about a month ago while playing tenor sax. I've been playing sax for about 4 years now and have never had this problem till now.
I use a FHRED for playing oboe, and have begun to feel the pain in my thumb even with the FHRED! (Maybe because of the sax?) I am playing a solo in a week, and have been asked to stand--- I hate using the FHRED to stand, so I practiced the short piece a few times without the FHRED. That was over a week ago and the pain is still there.
It feels like a bad bruise, right on the joint. In addition, it appears that there is even a little bump there that feels like bone!
I have had slowly progressing pain in my joints in general over the last 15 years; I take glucosamine chondroite (or whatever you call it) that seems to be helping other joints.
Are there any musician/doctors in the house who can tell me what this might be? The bump under the surface isn't on my left thumb. It's almost as though the bone got squishy and is being lumped up under the pressure!