On the injured list
March 9, 2020 at 10:46 PM #82522
Phew. I way overdid it this past Saturday. I went to a weekend jam. It was lots of fun. I played several hours Friday pm and about 10 hours Saturday. I’m paying the price. Terrible tendinitis in my shoulder and wrist.
Thanks to youtube physical therapy vids, ice and ibuprofen I might be on the mend!March 10, 2020 at 5:57 AM #82532MoonShadowsParticipant
Sorry to hear about this, Angela. Don’t rush it or you could wind up with a worse injury.March 10, 2020 at 7:17 AM #82538
Ouch…hope it’s all better soon. Playing an instrument is really an athletic activity…gotta stop, take a break (not the BG kind), stretch, wiggle out the tension, etc., on those long marathons…can hurt ourselves easily. Hope you get over it soon.March 10, 2020 at 10:58 AM #82543Steve SraderParticipant
Angela I am constantly fighting hand cramps and soreness that never goes away I drink some Gatorade or the like at bedtime sometimes add salt to keep it at bay , It’s sad to be at a jam in the middle of a tune and have your hand start drawing up on you , so I fight it daily and can get by , and still able to play as long as I stay ahead of it !March 10, 2020 at 2:11 PM #82548
As they say….getting old ain’t for whimps!March 10, 2020 at 2:44 PM #82549John (BGD)Keymaster
After an injury, you need some maintenance activity just to stay limber and keep up strength. However, be careful not to overdo it!March 10, 2020 at 2:57 PM #82550
I am a wimp…and confused about how it’s spelled too. Concerning the spelling, usually the other person is right. So…I am a whimp. Concerning aging…well I’m a wimp and a whimp…what should I do?March 10, 2020 at 10:22 PM #82553Nancy ParkerParticipant
Hi Steve –
Ditch the Gatorade and try *Tonic Water aka *Quinine Water for your leg cramps It may help with the hand cramps, ** ~2 oz.
It works fast.
P.S. I am not a doctor.March 10, 2020 at 11:21 PM #82560Steve SraderParticipant
Thanks Nancy , I will give it a try !March 15, 2020 at 9:29 PM #82757Great ScottModerator
Hope your recovery is a swift one, Angela. The music world needs you.March 16, 2020 at 8:50 AM #82763
Well said, Scott!March 21, 2020 at 8:02 PM #82856Nancy BitterParticipant
We do a 12 hour marathon jam for Wounded Warriors once a year & we get a bathroom break but can’t sit at all. If you make the 12 hours you get a certifcate & trophy. Got me one two years ago !!! whoop whoop !!!!March 22, 2020 at 7:56 PM #82884
Thanks everybody. Wow, Nancy…12 hours! Phew! I WOULD be wounded after that!
I’m better. Actually jammed a bit the past 3 nights….with a small group and 6 feet apart. Today we did ALL gospel songs. That was very refreshing. I’m not 100% but at least can hold it now.March 22, 2020 at 8:23 PM #82886John (BGD)Keymaster
Glad to hear you are back in the game, Angela! And yes, COVID-19 may spell the end of the tight jam circle. 🙂
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