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swollen/jammed thumb! audition tomorrow! help!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by rob_the_bassist, May 11, 2006.

  1. HI! i have a jammed and swollen thumb that happened during gym today..and i have an all-state audition tomorrow for double bass! is there any old-bassist remedy for this? like dip it in warm melted rosin? or rub it in some sort of chinese herb? i really have to get it fixed because my piece involves alot of thumb position and it really hurts to play..
  2. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Umm...play an orchestral excerpt?

    In all seriousness, don't play until tomorrow. Give it a rest.
  3. R.I.C.E.

    Rest - don't play

    Ice - 3 times a day, 20 minutes at a time or until you can't feel the cold, w/ a light cloth between your hand and the ice bag.

    Compression - ACE bandage if you have one, not too tight.

    Elevation - keep it elevated when you sleep or are resting.

    Also, 2 Motrin/Ibproprin (sp) tonight and in the morning.

    Tape it with athletic tape and take two Motrin before the audition.

    I have two children who are soccer goalies. They've had a few jammed thumbs over the years.
  4. thanks, it feels alot better today, audition in T-2 Hours
  5. Sippy


    Aug 1, 2005
    Good Luck!
  6. ToR-Tu-Ra


    Oct 15, 2005
    Mexico City
    Ouch! I feel your pain, man...

    You did the audition go?

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