Over the last month, I’ve developed “trigger finger” in my left hand (index finger and ring finger). The hand specialist I went to said it was common with musicians due to repetitive motion. I’ve been practicing music with a lot of low base chords on the metal strings, so I suspect that has caused (or aggravated) the problem. My instructor says my hand position and playing technique is fine. I practice from 1-1/2 to 2 hours a day. Two weeks ago, I had a cortisone shot, and that has not given any improvement. The doctor suggests minimally invasive endoscopic surgery.
Any other harpists out there that have had “trigger finger”? How did you deal with it?