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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Figjam, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Todya i went snowboarding, and the thing that i dreaded was going to happen, happened. I hit this pretty monstrous jump and basically fell 10-12 feet onto my wrist. Sprained it pretty badly.I tried picking up my bass but its hurts terribly. It is my left wrist. Any tricks to make these things heal faster?
  2. Rest it and don't use it.
  3. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    stretch it out. try to use it as little as possible. i wouldn't not use it AT ALL though, but don't put any stress.
  4. Electricmayhem


    Dec 18, 2003
    Ouch. Give it a while to heal by staying off it and maybe then you can pick up the bass.
  5. Once you feel it's healed (I recommend going to a doctor and getting an opinion) then slowly start doing excerises with it to build it back up, then pick up the bass.
  6. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Looks like you're gonna have to use your other hand! :eek: ;)
  7. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Cortisone shot....numbs all the pain!

  8. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
  9. Pause


    Jun 4, 2003
    Miami, FL
    Keep icing it... after a few days, give it a "contrast bath": 5 minutes in ice cold water, 2 minutes in water as hot as you can stand, repeat several times

    I did that when my ankle got jacked from skateboarding a few years ago
  10. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    I say amputate it. You'll never have this problem again!
  11. No offense to anyone who offers quick-healing methods, but if you do them, there could be risk of possible problems in the future. Just ice it, rest it, try using it as little as possible, then when it's healed, slowly start using it to build strength back up in it.
  12. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    Ice, Ice ,Ice.....and rest. The more you push it the longer it will take to heal.
  13. Bingo. In 6th grade when I played football, I got kicked in the ankle and could barely walk for a day. Toughed it out for a couple weeks which made it worse. Had a game 2 weekends after hurting it and had to be pulled out of the game because I couldn't really put any weight at all on it. Sucked a lot.
  14. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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  15. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    stay off it. it will heal faster if you leave it alone and let it heal.
  16. practice right hand technique........

    with your bass;)
  17. fishy

    fishy Guest

    Dec 13, 2002
    courtice, Ontario
    ahh that sucks man, i broke my wrist boarding a few years back, luckily i didn't play bass at the time, or that really woulda sucked
  18. Pause


    Jun 4, 2003
    Miami, FL
    I was not trying to give a way of quick healing, it is just a suggestion to promote healing.

    I know that you shouldn't rush to use a damaged part before it heals completely. When I sprained my ankle I was out of skateboarding for about 5 months.

    On another note, after I went to the doctor to comfirm that I had broken my finger (yes, skateboarding) he said that since I had splinted it soon after the incident and had been icing it, another good way to strengthen it would be to play bass. He is also a bassist.

    It took about 6 weeks for it to mend itself back together (which was 3 weeks after I went to the doctor). It still hurts a little bit, but it doesn't interfere with my bass playing


    PS: Now go get that hand in a bucket of ice water