John Robson wrote:
Thanks for the input. It's over two months later and the wrist/lower arm pain has increased. It even keeps me awake at night. I realize that piano playing exacerbates the symptoms. I'm quite anxious about this situation. I don't believe I can I can force myself to stop playing the piano. It's almost an obsession with me. It's a very important part of my life.
I've done "extensive research" about the symptoms using Google. At this time my "self diagnosis" is that it's probably tendonitis. The more I practice, the worse it gets. I believe weight training of the arms would make it worse for me. I'm not allowed to lift heavy weight because of medical conditions. Does anyone have any other ideas how to relieve the symptoms? I'm extremely concerned.
Practice two thirds as much as you do now. And relax, too. Forgive me for sounding Vulcan; being anxious is illogical; worry will only make the problem worse, therefore getting rid of that worry should be a top priority.