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!
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.
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 !
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 !!!!