Flute Player with Left Upper Arm Pain
Let me say I played the Boehm Flute as well as the Irish Flute for years
As we all know the left Arm is in a Flex Position while playing the Flute
No pain Problem at all for years
And then one Day the Outer part of my left upper Arm became painful and this would happen as soon as I picked up the Flute.
I would then put down the Flute and it went away.
I even got the Pain after having not played the Flute for several years.
I can play the Flute with a little less Pain if I prop up my left arm on a table , but playing at a session with my arm unsupported is not an option
I also got this Pain with the Fife as well as Bagpipes, but I have not played these Instruments in a long time
My Arm did not bother me at all otherwise
Fortunately my main Instrument is the Clarinet and I have no arm Issues there
I guess I could take an NSAID prior to playing the Flute, but would prefer not to do so on a regular basis.
Has anyone else had this Problem and if so what did you do?