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Old 06-01-2018, 09:38 AM
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Default Impact pain

I've had tendonitis in both wrists for year's. At one point I had 2 surgeries in 1999 for my left wrist. Over the years I've gone from no pain at all while playing to a little hear and there. But I find that I'm getting the aching pain in my wrist more often as of late when I play then I have in year's. It's not brutal or anything like that. But it does bother me a bit at times when I play. I actually am not a hard hitter as well. I try to let the mic's do the work as opposed to trying to compete with loud amps on a physical level.

So I'm looking for the best ways to minimize the discomfort that I feel from time to time when I play. I've looked into different types of sticks that absorbe shock and things like that. But so far I have not found any that feel good to both hands. I've thought about maybe trying drum gloves as I've read that helps reduce shock coming from the sticks into the hands. Is there any truth to this? I tried stick wrap but that did not do anything.

Anyone have any tips that can help with this stuff? I'm in a serious band as well as involvement with other musical thing's, so I can't just take a month off and not play. Not to mention that doing other daily life things can make my wrists hurt as well (I also try to find ways around those types of things so I don't have wrist pain. For example I don't shake hands with people because if they grip too tight it hurts my wrists). The tendonitis is an issue I will have to deal with for life, unless some kind of miracle happens. So I just have to find the best ways to deal with it for the long term in every area of my life.

Thanks all!
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:56 AM
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Default Re: Impact pain

If you need help staying loose these may help.


Not gonna play doctor, but I assume you have looked into all the exercises, dietary changes and supplements that may help?
So, kick drum...or...bass drum? I'll tell you what. If it's 18" or less, it's a FOOT TOM.
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Old 06-01-2018, 02:32 PM
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Sounds like you need to make a visit to your doctor again or maybe a hand specialist. Appears to be more going on here then just drumming related.
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Old 06-01-2018, 03:53 PM
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My amateur internet doctor advice is read all about BPC-157 and/or high dose fish oil, and decide if it's the way you might want to try.
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