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Hand pain

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by rugrat, Jan 12, 2004.


  1. rugrat

    rugrat

    Nov 12, 2003
    Northwest Illinois
    During the job Sat. night I noticed that my right hand started feeling tight. Eventually the whole top of my hand started to hurt. The next day the top of my hand is visibly swollen. I had three weeks off and I didn't spend much time practicing. I have also been Bowling a couple times a week. I don't know if I should take a couple weeks off of playing for healing time or keep my hand active. I always stretch and warm up before a job. Any advice?:(
     
  2. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Get yourself to an orthopedic hand specialist ASAP!! DO NOT FOOL AROUND WITH THIS!
     
  3. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    I agree with this. You don't want to cause further injury that could be permanent.

    But if you can't for some reason, at least see a good bass instructor or bowling coach who might be able to identify issues in your technique that could cause injury.
     
  4. rugrat

    rugrat

    Nov 12, 2003
    Northwest Illinois
    Today, the swelling is gone and the pain is minimal.
     
  5. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    I have tendinitis in my right hand (I play lefty). The pain and swelling come and go, also. Unfortunately, they often come at inopportune times. :confused: I am going to see the Doc on Thurs to get a shot of cortisone in my hand. :bawl: Surgery may be in my future :eek:
     
  6. rugrat

    rugrat

    Nov 12, 2003
    Northwest Illinois
    Is the swelling on the top of your hand? I'm not big into some of today's invasive medical procedures. Look at Carpal Tunnel, most people end up having less strength in their wrists after the surgery. I have never had a problem with my hands after over 20 years of serious playing. I don't know what I could be doing different or out of the ordinary. Hopefully it continues to improve.
     
  7. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    Yeah, get to a orthopedic specialist! I suffered, and still do, from carpal tunnel so bad that I had both tunnels replaced with prosthetic ones. That said, your symptoms do not fall into the parameters of my experiences. I lost hand strength and cooridination primarily, but numbness in my hands and fingers was frequent, along with severe pain in my elbows and shoulders. I had it bad, and my hands have never been the same. I think you have other issues