wrist pains

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Freaky Fender, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. about 20 minutes ago i got some pains in my wrist. It only hurts when i put pressure on it, or twist it a certain way. Is this carpel Tunnel syndrome? or did i just pull a muscle/tendon/ligament?
  2. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    it's called "Excessive Wanking Syndrome" (EWS)

    :ninja: (only TB chatters will get it) :ninja:
  3. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    Yes I agree with Dave here, it sounds like you have a very severe case of EWS.

    Take some Ibuprofin or Tylenol for pain and stop wanking for 2 weeks then see if the pain subsides.
  4. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    You just opened yourself up to a load of comments about disciplining your monkey FF.

    Stop doing it.
  5. it's really my left hand, i only use my right for that stuff
  6. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    You non-Australians think you're SO bloody clever using the term 'wank'. Like it's a clever foreign word that makes you a cultural and intellectual giant if you let it go in casual conversation with ignorants.


    Ha haaaaa! Where's your mystique now, buddy? ;)
  7. moley

    moley Guest

    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Oh so that's an Australian word now, is it? I thought we came up with it... :confused:
  8. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Hey, everybody knows that a German invented the Wankel engine. :ninja:
  9. lol .. you guys! :rolleyes: :p

    FF, make sur eyou do stretches before you start to play! This is VERY important!

    I don't think it will be tendonitus, and it's definatly not CTS ;)

    Culd be a strain at worst.
    Take the ibuprofen regulery, if the pain keeps up, could be tendonitus...

    Do search in the technique forum for stretches and finger exercises... :)
  10. thrash_jazz

    thrash_jazz Guest

    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    It isn't CTS. If your hand and/or fingers start going numb suddenly, then you start worrying about CTS.

    I'd say just a pulled muscle or strained ligament (mind you I'm no doc!). If it was tendinitis, you'd know it... :eek:

    oh yeah - maybe if you quit trying to break MM's record it would get better... :p
  11. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs

    FF, u tryin to pull 31 times in 6 hours?

  12. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    I don't mean to disagree overly much, but would like to share what my percussion instructor told the Drumline about his experience with the whole you have to stretch before.

    He has found that if you stretch right before you play @ least he tends to be tighter longer and doesn't want to warm up as easily vs. when he plays for a bit and then does the stretches. E.g. gives the hands and arms a chance to do some self loosening before he aids them.

    In my experience however, i stretch a bit before [nothing overly much] warm up for a bit and then stretch some more to finish off the wrists and pop my fingers/knuckles if i need to. Thats all
  13. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    Convicts made it famous ;) Guess we share it, then. It was either that or 'bollocks', I reckon. Good call, my wrongly-accused forefathers! Good call :D
  14. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Right hand? Only one?I have to use both......

    What's your left hand doing? Operating the mouse I suppose...

    (Just kidding) :)
  15. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    I have CT, and it doesn't hurt, but your pointer, middle and 1/2 your ring finger goes numb. CT is caused by crushing of the menian(sp?) nerve. The menian nerve runs down the side of your neck, down your shoulder and into your arm. if it is ct. it may not be from playing or wanking, it could be being crushed way up in your shoulder from stress or some other problem. if this could be what you have, maybe try buying some wrist braces and wearing them when you sleep. this will cut down on at least a third of the time you spend damaging your nerves (if it is coming from the wrist and no further up) believe me, if it is CT get your self to a doctor. it took me forever to get help after going to a doctor, then a plastic surgeon (with a specialty in hands or something (not sure) then he sent me to Toronto to visit another doctor so i could get CT prevention stuff instead of having surgery. moral of the story, if its bad CT, it will take a while, so get in to it fast. if they give you a choice, don't go for surgery, it's not the best option. it gets rid of the symptom not the problem.