harp player's thumb

harp player's thumb

Performing arts medicine A type of nerve compression caused by irritation of the ulnar and radial digital nerves of the thumb by harp strings Clinical Numbness, paresthesias, painful hypo- and hypersensitivity, which may lead to perineural fibrosis and formation of a painful nodule Treatment Rest, change strumming and plucking patterns; surgery is not indicated
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