Augh. I am SO bummed out. Today I had to make the difficult decision to take a break from my accordion lessons and playing in general because of acute pain in my left wrist. It's been building up for a while now, and I think I am just making it worse every time I pick up the accordion (which I have been doing very enthusiastically since last March). I've been icing it every night, wearing a brace when typing, and trying to rest it from other activities, but it's not getting better. I do a lot of computer work in my job, and I think introducing the new and unfamiliar movement of playing the bass, and doing that every day, just overloaded it too much. Has anyone else experienced this type of wrist pain/injury? What did you do? Any tips or ideas to speed recovery? Exercises I could do to build it back up? It will start to feel better after a few days of ice and rest, and then I play, and even though doesn't hurt while playing, afterwards I can feel it aching again. I'm afraid I need to take a total break and pursue getting some physical therapy, since my home remedies don't seem to be helping. But it makes me super sad because I have been really enjoying learning the accordion, and I just love playing it. Advice (or even just sympathy) very welcome!