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    It's no secret that getting old blows, all sorts of never before felt aches and pains. Sunday I was at rehearsal for 2 different projects I have going on; so about 4 hours of playing while standing. So ****************ty part is that I started getting some pain/cramp like symptoms in my left leg (I'm right handed). I was told this can happen by my singer but he had no advice on exercises or any other preventative action. Has anyone else experienced this? Does anyone know of preventative exercises I can do?

    Thanks
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  • #2
    Can't say that I know any exercises, etc, but as someone that's worked on his feet for much of his life: Pay Attention to how you stand, especially keep your knees unlocked, and if possible lose weight to lighten the load.

    And yeah, getting old sucks, but the only other option is worse ...
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    I find that it's just cheaper to turn my **************** up louder.

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    • #3
      I haven't had that. But all kinds of other miscellaneous things since turning 40. It totally blows.
      New stuff every day on Gain!

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      • #4
        I have also reached that age when if you wake up in the morning and nothing hurts, you know you died during the night!

        My solution has been simple: I play sitting down. Period. Pain sucks, but unnecessary pain is just dumb.

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        • #5
          Gel insoles, or new sneakers. Lack of padding in your shoes causes problems all up your legs and into your back (from a guy who used to walk ~12 miles a day at work.) And standing is harding than walking-the more you move around, the better for your body, in my experience.

          And getting old beats the alternative, as my dad reminds me....
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          • #6
            Fix with alcohol.
            And once you're gone, you can't come back/ When you're out of the blue and into the black

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            • #7
              Fix with alcohol.

              Hangovers hurt worse when you get old.
              There can never be a perfect plan. What's perfect for one human bean ain't perfect for the next one. Cuz he's a lentil.

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              • #8
                Hangovers hurt worse when you get old.


                Then don't stop drinking.
                And once you're gone, you can't come back/ When you're out of the blue and into the black

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                • #9
                  Fix with alcohol.


                  Yes and No. It might work temporarily. In my elder years I've found that my alcohol abuse causes crampy muscles. Damn.

                  Hydration with the non-boozy beverages has helped me not get crippling muscle cramps.

                  I don't believe I just recommended not drinking booze.?. Today is a sad day. I am truly old now.

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                  • #10
                    I played solo yesterday for the first time in 20 years. I am 45. Today, I felt like I had been in a bar fight. Verything hurt. I stood for 3 plus hour, excluding the probably 8 hours of nerve based rehearsal time since Friday. I have a stash of now three pain pills. Today I took one, down to 3. I am seriously considering yoga. I will say, that when I was in my 20's and djing, loading myself in and out, I gnerally was iped the next day. So, I won't chalk it all up to age, but, p lying is wok, no matter what people think.
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                    • #11
                      Get an Inversion Table worth their weight in gold.

                      If your near mid 40's start taking Glucosamine it helps swell and lube your shrinking cartilage that is likely giving you arthritis type symptoms. Thought I was going to be Mr Hip Replacement and this has kept me from that and unnecessary pain meds...
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                      • #12
                        I played solo yesterday for the first time in 20 years. I am 45. Today, I felt like I had been in a bar fight. Verything hurt. I stood for 3 plus hour, excluding the probably 8 hours of nerve based rehearsal time since Friday. I have a stash of now three pain pills. Today I took one, down to 3. I am seriously considering yoga. I will say, that when I was in my 20's and djing, loading myself in and out, I gnerally was iped the next day. So, I won't chalk it all up to age, but, p lying is wok, no matter what people think.


                        Based on your typing, the pain pill seems to be working.
                        LarryProud Member: Mazi Bee MilitaGreat deals With: messiahofevil, Belt. xtchc1978, baddmann28, Overwhelmed987,OldGtrNovice,Ejendres and SlaveUnitWon't deal with: Bluesmann (counterfeit guitar fan)

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                        • #13
                          Can't say that I know any exercises, etc, but as someone that's worked on his feet for much of his life: Pay Attention to how you stand, especially keep your knees unlocked, and if possible lose weight to lighten the load.

                          And yeah, getting old sucks, but the only other option is worse ...


                          Yep, if you're overweight, lose it.

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                          • #14
                            I'm 52 will be 53 in 2 months I know all about the aches and pains sometime i'll think am I dieing lol were all dieing actually some of us are farther along.
                            catdaddy

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                            • #15
                              Yoga. Sun Salutations in sets of 4 to 10 each day should do the trick.

                              you don't have to do it as well as this guy, just do it however you can do it,
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                              I'm a big fan of the guitar.
                              I love that damn instrument.
                              -Steve Vai

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