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 Right thumb pain and double joints
Author: purpleyclouds 
Date:   2016-11-06 04:05

I have been playing for about four months now, and get pain when playing with my right thumb. The pain is in both joints of my thumb, and sometimes persists as an ache throughout the following day.

My thumbs are double jointed, both joints in the thumbs bend backwards. When I look at my thumb when playing, the first joint near my fingernail is bent backwards, and there is visible strain through the length my thumb. My thumb basically looks like a backwards arch from fingertip to wrist. I have been unable to find a posture for my thumb where I can hold the oboe comfortably without my thumb in this strained posture.

Has anyone had any experience with finding a comfortable, relaxed posture for the right thumb, especially with double jointed thumbs?

I also find that in this posture, my right index finger leans on the right Ab key, which sometimes causes problems when playing. The finger accidentally presses down on the key, or lifts the key, so the vent opens/closes and ruins the note I am playing.

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purpleyclouds 2016-11-06 04:05 
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Chris P 2016-11-06 19:33 
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oboi 2016-11-07 08:25 
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HautboisJJ 2016-11-14 04:17 
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