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Rehab for your hand

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Slug Shell Basist, Aug 31, 2019.


  1. Slug Shell Basist

    Slug Shell Basist Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2014
    Wisconsin
    Hello fellow bass lovers!!! Long time no since I was here last. So I got bit of a story for ya.

    You see during one of my kettlebell exercises I pinched a nerve in my left elbow causing my pinky and ring finger to basically go numb and useless for about 2 weeks. After that 2 weeks I began to slowly get mobility back in those fingers. I am now at the point where I can type this with some ease but still cant separate my pinky and ring finger to well. Since I've gotten some feeling back I started playing my 4 string every night after work and have felt an increase in feeling and mobility in these fingers since I've started. At this point I've been dealing with this for about 2 and a half months and have moved from my 4 string to my 6 string Thumb bass.

    So my question is, have any of you had a hand/nerve injury and used playing bass as a rehab exercise or did you do something else?
     
  2. Winslow

    Winslow

    Sep 25, 2011
    Group "W" Bench
    I had a repetitive stress inflammation and tendonitis in my right hand and forearm that was so bad, in my worst moments, my table saw started looking like a tempting way to rid myself of the pain. Fortunately, I found a medical practice of hand specialists, and got it treated properly. For me, it was steroid shots to get the inflammation under control, and a really good brace (way better than anything from wallyworld or a drug store) to immobilize it for a couple of weeks. It made a world of difference, and I learned how to avoid re-injuring it as easily as I had.

    Hands are such complex things, if you can find a hand specialist within reach, that'd be the first thing I'd recommend.

    Good luck! :thumbsup:
     
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  3. ajkula66

    ajkula66

    Sep 23, 2016
    NEPA
    This times a zillion.

    I suffered a right hand injury a decade ago which wasn't treated properly resulting in permanent damage. No more slap or extended pick playing for me.
     
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