Doctors refer to FD as being "task specific", so you don't necessarily have no use of your finger for other things like holding a pen or buttoning your shirt, etc. But I don't think that means it doesn't occur in other places. When mine was at its worst, I had trouble guitar playing, typing and mousing with the trouble fingers; but I could use them for other tasks like gripping anything or scratching, etc. So, I assume task specific means that you can use the fingers without dystonic movements for some other tasks but the dystonia may spill over into *some* similar tasks.
Congratulations on the progress! I'm glad to hear that you haven't given up. From your previous posts, I know it has been a long road. It must be nice to get your hands on those beautiful guitars again!Dofpic wrote: ↑Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:50 pmHeading back To Baltimore for two days of lessons. Very happy with the progress so far. My IM alternation in scales and on adjacent strings continues to improve and hand as a whole feels much better and more easy moving in block chords or playing P then IMA as a group. Long way to go as somethings feel very awkward such as arpeggios(have not really started there yet). But her practice regiment makes so much sense to me as a way to not over practice things etc. How the brain absorbs new skills etc. Also her use of metaphors in how to practice or what sensations to thoughts to have when playing a certain pattern is extremely helpful. Also watching her hand in person helps as well. I will report back afterwards.
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