This is a thread about health aspects that could arise out of playing bass.
Because of the complex nature of such a thread it has be categorised in to main groups.
Under each heading you will find relevant information. Under some there are multiple links to provide a balanced view point of information.
If you are suffering any kind of health problems only a qualified medical professional after a face to face consultation and examination can give you a correct and beneficial diagnosis. This is merely a guide to those looking for information, its use and interpretation is the responsibility of the person using it.
It is presented in sections dealing with areas of the body and/related problems for ease of use.
The links, and the terminologies used, can be be used to help do a wider search on the web for other searching for more specific information.
This post is just a guide to information in the form of links.
These links may have links to other material, so please feel free to use them, but they are not endorsed, or reflect the views of myself or Talkbass.
If you want to discuss certain points that may be raised please start a new thread for more information.
If you need help to find a link or information please start a thread and an answer will be provided if available.
These links will be updated as more information becomes available as they are ever developing subjects.
If any links fail, or the information is not relevent anymore, please inform, so it can be modified or removed.
Some facts about hands, a quick introduction www.eatonhand.com/hw/facts.htm www.wired.com/wired/archive/3.12/mccarthy.html http://youtu.be/6qG5Q2Zr1W4
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ( CTS ) http://www.homehealth-uk.com/medical...elsyndrome.htm www.drlamb.com/ulnar_neuritis.htm http://turner-white.com/pdf/hp_jul00_tinel.pdf
And in case you missed it the TB thread of Carpal Tunnel Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ( CTS ) Info
Pinched nerve symptoms http://www.spine-health.com/conditio...al-nerve-roots
The radial nerve explained http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radial_nerve http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/Radi...ion-(C5-8).htm
The ulnar nerve explained http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulnar_nerve
Sciatic Pain http://www.medicinenet.com/sciatica/article.htm
Nerve Flossing http://youtu.be/7xi_yAWCqhI http://spineinmind.com/nerveflossing/
Cubital Tunnel syndrome, sometimes mistaken for CTS as symptoms appear to be similar http://www.assh.org/Public/HandCondi...lSyndrome.aspx
Tendonitis complaints http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/disea...ders.html#_1_4
Trigger finger www.mayoclinic.com/health/trigger-finger/DS00155
Dupuytrens Contracture www.eatonhand.com/hw/hw009.htm
Swollen hands www.wrongdiagnosis.com/sym/hand_swelling.htm http://walking.about.com/cs/med/a/swollenhands.htm
Cold Hands/Poor Circulation http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/c...n/sym-20050648 http://www.medic8.com/healthguide/ar.../raynauds.html
Rheumatism & Arthritis http://www.avogel.co.uk/health/muscl...ts/rheumatism/ http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Arthrit...roduction.aspx www.medicinenet.com/arthritis/article.htm http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/...n5410401.shtml http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8310792.stm
Bony lumps on the fingers (nodes) http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/a...e-damaged.aspx
Neck pain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiplash_%28medicine%29 http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Neck-pa...roduction.aspx
Neck Stretches. http://tranquilitycs.wordpress.com/2...in-and-stress/
Shoulder area http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001474/ http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/...ement-syndrome http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00032
Back pain www.backpainadvice.co.uk/ http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cy..._back_pain.php http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Back-pa...roduction.aspx
Back Stretches www.nhs.uk/Video/Pages/Backstretches.aspx
Varicose veins http://www.bupa.co.uk/individuals/he...varicose-veins
Hearing conditions. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Hearing...roduction.aspx http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Tinnitu...roduction.aspx http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Meniere...hat-is-it.aspx http://m.wikihow.com/Cure-Tinnitus
Problems with the eyes http://www.webmd.boots.com/eye-healt...n-eye-problems www.medicinenet.com/eye_strain/article.htm http://vision.about.com/od/sportsvision/
In this section below some basic anatomical information needed to understand and make decisions about your health.
Pain. http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Pain/Pages/Longtermpain.aspx http://www.britishpainsociety.org/patient_faq.htm#q1
Blisters http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blister http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calluses http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Blister...Treatment.aspx
Basic motor skills examination as a reference to what should happen in one.
Bones of the hand www.infovisual.info/03/027_en.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpus
Muscle groups of the hand and arm http://youtu.be/BTEjO6F1-vI
In this link you will find details of many Specialist Companies and Medical Facilities, please feel free to browse. None of these services are endorsed by TB or myself. http://ww2.handuniversity.com http://youtu.be/bbwV974mlJA http://littleguitarworks.com