Thread: Arthritis?
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:45 PM
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Default Re: Arthritis?

Originally Posted by Tutin View Post
Thanks guys, I'm trying to keep it moving as often as possible, but it's actually worsened considerably. I walked a 30 minute walk in an hour today, just to try and get used to walking on it, but it's not looking great. I'm just glad I can still drum with it, but I think I'm gonna have to use just my ankles to lose the pain.
T Dawg.
Are you under a podiatrist? If not go back to your GP and ask for a referral and whilst your at it ask to be referred to a chiropodist if you haven't got one of those either. There are lots of things that can be done to ensure that your footwear is correct and sometimes it can be modified/remade to give you support where you need it. Let them know that you drum because they might have some experience. Sorry but it won't take the arthritis away but it might make it a bit more bearable.
OK, OK It's back to rudiments for me! I'll be back in a few months
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