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  • #31
    I've been having problems with my left wrist for almost a month and a half since I fell. I'm pretty sure I didn't break anything. It didn't hardly hurt that day or the next, but a few days later it began to be sore at the extent of my range of motion, and gradually that range of motion became less, and more painful. During that time, I overworked it, so I know I was just making it worse. It maybe got a little better this last week.... but I babied it and even stayed entirely away from my guitars too.

    My whole wrist would swell if I played guitar for a half hour, and if I ice it down and/or take ibuprophen, it goes back to normal, mostly, and feels great.

    I researched it, and it sounds like maybe I have Tenosynovitis(inflamation of tendon or their sheathes). It should be immobilized with heat and cold applications and allowed to heal. Otherwise more serious damage could result.... At's what da BOOK say...

    Oh yeah, my left shoulder is doing this disgusting popping thing, like it's partial popping out, or like one tendon is popping by another one or something. It doesn't hurt like real pain, but it's pretty gross. Anyone know what does THAT?

    I should probably go see a doctor.

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    • #32
      didnt Les Paul have RA?


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      • #33
        I've been having problems with my left wrist for almost a month and a half since I fell. I'm pretty sure I didn't break anything. It didn't hardly hurt that day or the next, but a few days later it began to be sore at the extent of my range of motion, and gradually that range of motion became less, and more painful. During that time, I overworked it, so I know I was just making it worse. It maybe got a little better this last week.... but I babied it and even stayed entirely away from my guitars too.

        My whole wrist would swell if I played guitar for a half hour, and if I ice it down and/or take ibuprophen, it goes back to normal, mostly, and feels great.

        I researched it, and it sounds like maybe I have Tenosynovitis(inflamation of tendon or their sheathes). It should be immobilized with heat and cold applications and allowed to heal. Otherwise more serious damage could result.... At's what da BOOK say...

        Oh yeah, my left shoulder is doing this disgusting popping thing, like it's partial popping out, or like one tendon is popping by another one or something. It doesn't hurt like real pain, but it's pretty gross. Anyone know what does THAT?

        I should probably go see a doctor.


        GO TO A DOCTOR. NOW!
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        • #34
          I am pretty sure I have gouty arthritis. My hands are screwed up big time. I have had gout attacks in my knee and my ankle . I havent been able to play guitar since this summer. I cant get into the rhumy for a final dignosis till feb. I went on a strict gout diet and things seem to be improving. My main deal is playing keyboards. I can play one gig a week if I ice the hell out of my hands prior, and use a couple tylenol. Its a bitch ,, hopfully this wont end my playing days. All this started after going on a blood pressure med that I only stayed on two months. Prior I had what you could call normal geezer hands...... now its way more than that. Thank god I can sing, so there is somthing if i have to lay down the instruments. I am keeping a positive attitude and stickin with the diet and hopfully I can turn this **************** around.

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          • #35
            I don't think I have arthritis but I fell on my left wrist a couple months ago and it still hurts to bend. I make a conscious effort to stretch it out before playing otherwise my wrist bends in slow-painful-motion.
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            • #36
              Back in 2000 I fell backwards off a stepladder onto concrete...I stuck my (fretting) arm out behind me to break my fall and completely pulverized that last inch or so of the ulna and radius where they meet my wrist...plus I destroyed most of the cartilage in my wrist. It was too severe to put in a cast so the bolted an external fixater to my are and hand with two 3" screws through the bones in my arm and two more in the bones in the palm of my hand. After wearing it four four months than 16 months of physical therapy three times a week I've regained about 60% range of motion in my wrist. When my doc released me he said it was as good as it was going to get and that it would progressively get worse as time goes by. When I started playing again it took three months to before I could bend my wrist enough to make one chord, but I kept trying and learned to compensate. I take daily supplements to lubricate the joint and through lots of hard work I was finally able to get to where I could play maybe 90% of how I played before the break. I know that due to my injury my playing time is limited, even now I have to quit after an hour or so due to the pain, so I treasure each moment that I can still play.

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              • #37
                I don't think I have arthritis but I fell on my left wrist a couple months ago and it still hurts to bend. I make a conscious effort to stretch it out before playing otherwise my wrist bends in slow-painful-motion.



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                • #38
                  ive had RA in both hands for several years,tried the mobic,celebrex,lorcets,motrin and such. its not keith richards bad yet,but is VERY uncomfortable. i love looking up info on natural remedies,and came accross this herb called turmeric..turns out its been considered very effective in the anti inflammatory dept.along with just about being good for just about everything else too,so i figured what the heck..its like $6 at wal mart,so i started it. much to my surprise,after about 5 days on it,my hands have felt alot better last few days..im gonna keep takin it and let you guys know...better than painkillers and cortisone shots !!
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                  • #39
                    what a beautiful dog in your avatar!!


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                    • #40
                      ive had RA in both hands for several years,tried the mobic,celebrex,lorcets,motrin and such. its not keith richards bad yet,but is VERY uncomfortable. i love looking up info on natural remedies,and came accross this herb called turmeric..turns out its been considered very effective in the anti inflammatory dept.along with just about being good for just about everything else too,so i figured what the heck..its like $6 at wal mart,so i started it. much to my surprise,after about 5 days on it,my hands have felt alot better last few days..im gonna keep takin it and let you guys know...better than painkillers and cortisone shots !!


                      I dont think richards has RA ,,, osteo would be more like it from what I have read.

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                      • #41
                        I have aches and pains everywhere. I played football in high school and college and was competitive in weight lifting into my mid 20s. I've broken 4 fingers had surgery on my right shoulder. I have arthritis in both hands and chronic tendinitis. Most days it hurts just thinking about getting out of bed. And that's not to mention the three times I dislocated my right knee. That hurts all the time. I have no cartilage left in my knees.
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                        • #42
                          I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis a couple of years ago and I have to say that it's been pretty tough so far. It has slowed down my playing a bit, but the biggest issue is that is just flat out hurts sometimes to play. Gotta reaaalllyyyy warm up first.
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                          • #43
                            One thing that I would like to encourage anyone that is starting to suffer the arthritis blues is to get diagnosed. You may find your aches and pains are not what you think they are and relief is somthing well within reach. Dont be shy about second opinions. In every medical graduation class somone finished in last place. The symptoms we suffer get mis diagnosed every day.

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                            • #44
                              One thing that I would like to encourage anyone that is starting to suffer the arthritis blues is to get diagnosed. You may find your aches and pains are not what you think they are and relief is somthing well within reach. Dont be shy about second opinions. In every medical graduation class somone finished in last place. The symptoms we suffer get mis diagnosed every day.


                              what kind of doctor would I go to for that? an orthopedist?
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                              • #45
                                what kind of doctor would I go to for that? an orthopedist?


                                Go to your GP first. If they have a reason to think that you're an arthritis sufferer, they will send you to a rheumatologist. They specialize in joint inflammation issues.

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                                MIJ Boss CE-2<br />
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