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Busy Holiday Gig Season already (7 shows in the past week) - remedy for achy hands?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by DanL, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. DanL


    Jul 5, 2016
    The Holiday Season has already been a busy one for me... 7 shows in the past week... this morning my hands are pretty achy... not uncommon for this 57 year old "week end bass warrior" but I usually have a few days to recover... ;) I still have full week of shows ahead of me...

    Any home remedies out there?

    Thanks! - Dan
  2. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    Try to keep your mind on the money you're making?
    Stretching, possibly an anti-inflammatory and keep well hydrated.
  3. DanL


    Jul 5, 2016
    I've been taking ibuprofen and wrapped my hands in a hot towel last night after that show... that helps some... ;)
    I'm enjoying the shows... but I guess the mileage is starting to show - hahaha
  4. rickwolff

    rickwolff CGJ -- Endorsing Artist-- ---3M Dual Lock--- Supporting Member

    Best remedy: Give me some of your gigs. LOL Probably not practical as I'm in North Carolina.
    DanL likes this.
  5. CaseyVancouver


    Nov 4, 2012
    I suggest Jack Daniels.

    Never had a problem with aching hands or muscles, even with a crazy gig schedule, excepting the time playing outdoors at -5 celsius. Both guitarist and myself got a touch of temp tendonitis.
  6. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Try hands in ice water for a few minutes. Helps me.

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