About two months ago, my band had a longer than usual practice session to work on new material. We practiced for four hours, and by the last hour, my wrist and forearm were feeling painful. I could play, but it hurt...a lot! I nursed it as best I could while still keeping up my band obligations, and finally contacted my doctor, who put me on a Prednisone regimen for six days to get me through a heavy schedule of performances. That stuff made me a mess...shaking hands, sweats, and about every other bad reaction to Pred a person can have. It did kill the pain, but I had to play sitting down, because I was too shaky to stand. That's all worn off now, and I have two more shows this weekend. No more Pred for me, but what have you folks done when you have had this problem to get through your shows? I play with my fingers, and I doubt I have time to adapt to a pick by the weekend (although I am tempted to try). Any treatments, therapies, mild medications, or anything else you folks have tried that might help? I have learned so much from lurking on this site for the past three years, and I have to think this has happened to a few of you. I'm hoping at least one of you found a working solution. I should add that after this weekend, I have a couple of weeks to rest it. Thanks in advance for any ideas!