Possible overuse injury?

Hollywood Jim

Platinum Member
I'm glad they found something that can be fixed !!



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Day or night he'll be there any time at all, Doctor Robert"

"Well, well, well, you're feeling fine
Well, well, well, he'll make you... Doctor Robert"


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Ollie Bonugli

Senior Member
I know that this is irrelevant to the thread, (and I feel a bit stupid asking this) but how do I start a new thread? Thanks on advance.
 

tamadrm

Platinum Member
Re: Possible overuse injury? (UPDATE)

Which is why you should always consult a Dr when you are experiencing pain like that. And this is the perfect example of how we all are not qualified to diagnose or recommend treatment for pain. I hope your visit with the specialist goes well and that surgery isn't needed. Keep us updated.
+1.^ This.That's what I've been saying all along,which I think IS perfectly relevant.

Steve B
 

tacobelle

Junior Member
Re: Possible overuse injury?? (PLS HELP!!!!)

Please don't think this is rude, but how old are you? As I have gotten older, I have noticed that drumming leaves me with aches that I normally would not have experience when I was younger. If you are working on developing and building muscles to improve your drumming, pushing your limits and aren't a spring chicken, you could be experiencing the typical aches and pains from not being young any more. If not I apologize for even suggesting this as a potential cause.
i am sixteen years old, which is why the injury was so concerning! i was kind of freaked out, even when i thought it was from overuse, as i hadnt been drumming more than usual and havent had any changes in my (correct, i dare say) grip

..... really wish it was just some tendonitis....... but unfortunately it looks like more than just rest and a cortisone shot will be necessary.......

again, thanks for all the advice everyone!
 

WaitForItDrummer

Senior Member
Re: Possible overuse injury? (UPDATE)

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH :*

i'm going to read all of your replies in a minute, but unfortunately none of them are relevant:

i went for an x-ray, and the doctor found an "abnormality" in the alignment of my wrist bones

:(

he thinks it's something called Madelung Deformity, and will need surgery to correct

i'm seeing a specialist on tuesay

i'll keep you guys updated

love,
samantha
Hi Samantha, Sorry to hear about this - but it's good they found the cause of it.
Hope you'll be better soon and able to get back to drumming :)
 

Midnite Zephyr

Platinum Member
I think you are experiencing normal wear and tissue break down of your muscle fibers, and the soreness is just your body repairing the damage. Just like in weightlifting. Of course I'm no doctor, nor do I play one on TV.

It's too bad people down the pain pills so much. I've never needed a pain pill prescription in my life, at least nothing beyond a strong ibuprofen prescription for my arthritic knees. It didn't work well anyway. Over the counter Aleve works the best for me, and I only take it very, very sparingly.
 

konaboy

Pioneer Member
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH :*

i'm going to read all of your replies in a minute, but unfortunately none of them are relevant:

i went for an x-ray, and the doctor found an "abnormality" in the alignment of my wrist bones

:(

he thinks it's something called Madelung Deformity, and will need surgery to correct

i'm seeing a specialist on tuesay

i'll keep you guys updated

love,
samantha
I think you are experiencing normal wear and tissue break down of your muscle fibers, and the soreness is just your body repairing the damage. Just like in weightlifting. Of course I'm no doctor, nor do I play one on TV.

It's too bad people down the pain pills so much. I've never needed a pain pill prescription in my life, at least nothing beyond a strong ibuprofen prescription for my arthritic knees. It didn't work well anyway. Over the counter Aleve works the best for me, and I only take it very, very sparingly.
Check her response it's actually a possible problem with the alignment in the wrist that may require surgery to correct. This is the perfect reason the only answer for anyone experiencing pain should be, CALL YOUR DOCTOR! There is too much physiology and unknowns for ANYONE here to give a "it's probably this, or probably that diagnosis"
 

konaboy

Pioneer Member


Won't be drumming anytime in the near future

What the hell am I going to do with my time?
Work on your other hand. Use the time to do more work on your feet to build up some independence. Work on going between your feet and good hand doing rudiments and other exercises between them. When I broke my right wrist and had surgery on it, I learned to play one armed. Get creative. It's jot the end, just an opportunity to explore the craft a little more
 
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WaitForItDrummer

Senior Member
Work on your other hand. Use the time to do more work on your feet to build up some independence. Work on feet and good hand doing rudement and other exercises between them When I broke my right wrist and had surgery on it I learned to play one armed. Get creative. It's jot the end, just an opportunity to explore the craft a little more
I agree with konaboy, don't give up on drumming tacobelle.

There are loads if independece exercises you can do LH, RF, RH.
Also rudiments RF, LH. You can create very cool grooves based on this. Experiment with 8ths/16ths...
Provided your doctor is ok with it.

When Dave Brubeck (jazz pianist) injured his spinal cord in a diving accident, after recovery, he adjusted his playing styles to use complex block chords, which became his unique way of playing - he is one of the best jazz pianists of all time.

Lots of musicians overcome serious injuries or conditions.
So no need to give up on something you love!
 

jspitza

Senior Member
I typically won't chime on this issue but I had a horrible overuse injury 10 years ago, one that I still need to maintain and be conscience of every day.
1. See you doctor immediately if not sooner-the longer you wait, the longer that injury is undiagnosed.
2. ICE and ibuprofen\anti inflammatory do nothing if you continue to use your current technique on a undiagnosed injury
3. A possible change in grip may be crucial

For me, I was away from using a real drum kit for years (pads only) and was not prepared for the shock of change. I did not know that my long and outdated grip\
technique was the issue.
My wife is a doctor thus seeing my injuries strongly recommended anti inflammatory and NO PLAYING for weeks.
I took up lessons with a world class (famous) for help-almost a year which helped me switch over from Moeller to French grip-this saved me and Im a much better player for it.

I now do proper warm ups and let my body guide me to pain free laying. My grip will change from Moeller-pain free and then slowly turn over to french when open playing and then turn back to Moeller for starting fills on the toms and increased speed.I now also am playing ther same way I did using Moeller grip on the Ride cymbal and have never played so hard, fast and pain free as I ever had! The reason? French grip allowed my fingers to open up and remain loose while the Moeller grip allowed my injured wrist to stay lose like it should have!

You'll there but please, PLEASE seek out professional help immediately EVEN if its a local medicare or ER. They can will address any sort of injury for you. Good luck!!

P.S.
If you use pain killers, be prepared for that injury to worsen if NOT diagnosed and directed to do so as you wont feel the injury until much later on.
 

larryz

Platinum Member
"Oh queso" ...??

Another Spanish-speaking DW member! Welcome!

p.s. Stay away from conventional medical doctors who will push drugs and surgery. Muscle therapy, chiropractor, nutritional supplements = YES.
 

tamadrm

Platinum Member
I typically won't chime on this issue but I had a horrible overuse injury 10 years ago, one that I still need to maintain and be conscience of every day.
1. See you doctor immediately if not sooner-the longer you wait, the longer that injury is undiagnosed.
2. ICE and ibuprofen\anti inflammatory do nothing if you continue to use your current technique on a undiagnosed injury
3. A possible change in grip may be crucial

For me, I was away from using a real drum kit for years (pads only) and was not prepared for the shock of change. I did not know that my long and outdated grip\
technique was the issue.
My wife is a doctor thus seeing my injuries strongly recommended anti inflammatory and NO PLAYING for weeks.
I took up lessons with a world class (famous) for help-almost a year which helped me switch over from Moeller to French grip-this saved me and Im a much better player for it.

I now do proper warm ups and let my body guide me to pain free laying. My grip will change from Moeller-pain free and then slowly turn over to french when open playing and then turn back to Moeller for starting fills on the toms and increased speed.I now also am playing ther same way I did using Moeller grip on the Ride cymbal and have never played so hard, fast and pain free as I ever had! The reason? French grip allowed my fingers to open up and remain loose while the Moeller grip allowed my injured wrist to stay lose like it should have!

You'll there but please, PLEASE seek out professional help immediately EVEN if its a local medicare or ER. They can will address any sort of injury for you. Good luck!!

P.S.
If you use pain killers, be prepared for that injury to worsen if NOT diagnosed and directed to do so as you wont feel the injury until much later on.


If you bothered to read all of the above posts,you'd know that the OP,HAS already seen a doctor,and been diagnosed.

Is she is physically capable to play again,then an actual live drum teacher is what's needed.What works for you,may not work for her or a 1,000 others.

When is comes to giving abvice on the human condition,we should refrain from personal experience ,and refer the OP to a live professional,albeit medical or instructional.

Steve B
 

Pocket-full-of-gold

Platinum Member
Don't like the message just ignore it, my friend.
I could suggest you do the same regarding modern medicine, Larry. But ultimately, how can I ignore it? You hammer it incessantly at every available opportunity. Which I do understand is your right. But if you're gonna continually pass off such a dubious argument as gospel fact, then you simply have to be prepared to meet some opposition along the way.
 
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jspitza

Senior Member
If you bothered to read all of the above posts,you'd know that the OP,HAS already seen a doctor,and been diagnosed.

Is she is physically capable to play again,then an actual live drum teacher is what's needed.What works for you,may not work for her or a 1,000 others.

When is comes to giving abvice on the human condition,we should refrain from personal experience ,and refer the OP to a live professional,albeit medical or instructional.

Steve B
EXCUSE ME????
Where in the hell do you get off by assuming I did not read Her's and others post?
I'll share my PERSONAL experience AT MY discretion because the is A DISCUSSION FORUM - its a suggestion-and not a diagnosis. Now, go along, stop action like a jerk by telling other forum members what they should and should not post AND READ MY POST!
 
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konaboy

Pioneer Member
If you bothered to read all of the above posts,you'd know that the OP,HAS already seen a doctor,and been diagnosed.

Is she is physically capable to play again,then an actual live drum teacher is what's needed.What works for you,may not work for her or a 1,000 others.

When is comes to giving abvice on the human condition,we should refrain from personal experience ,and refer the OP to a live professional,albeit medical or instructional.

Steve B
Sorry bud but his very first point was to see a Dr and his last point was see a Dr. Guessing you were just having a bad day. Nothing wrong with sharing his experience with pain and how he overcame it.
 
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