I broke my collar bone

yjb63

Senior Member
Last monday I broke my collar bone and was wondering,

has anybody else on here done this, and if so, how long was it before you were drumming again?.

Thanks
 

TenPastTen

Silver Member
I broke my collarbone before I started drumming, but six weeks was my recovery period. A couple of weeks in, I could honestly feel improvement every day. If you screw with this you will, indeed, get screwed. Trust the doctor and resist the urge.

Heal well, and play soon.
 

T.Underhill

Pioneer Member
I do not recommend drumming while it's healing, listen to your doctor. I did not and it healed incorrectly. Before you know it you'll be back drumming in no time. Take it easy and take care.
 
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michael drums

Guest
Last monday I broke my collar bone and was wondering,

has anybody else on here done this, and if so, how long was it before you were drumming again?.

Thanks
Well...


YES, actually! I broke my clavicle(collar bone)10 years ago. AND 4 ribs(two in the front, two in the back). The broken ribs were rough. They hurt so bad, that my broken clavicle was only a minor nuisance. It took me 2 WEEKS to just learn how to move around for my daily normal activities, ie...bathroom, kitchen, etc...

It took, AT LEAST, a month to even get behind my set and hold the sticks. At the time, I was more interested in getting aclamated back to work. That was priority ONE for me then. I'd say it was close to 2 months before I was actually playing the drums to the point that I was comfortable with my recovery to play.

Oh, btw...I fell asleep at the wheel of my small pick-up truck, on a rural country road, doin' about 40 mph, and went off the road and hit a 3 ft. wide tree. The steering wheel beat me up somethin' fierce, as described above. That's how it happened to me, anyway. OUCH!!

The tree won that battle, to say the least! ;-)

Good Luck with your recovery, yjb! I can certainly sympathize with your dilemma.
 
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