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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tendonitus

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Is driving me insane, finished school so I'm free all day and can't play guitar at all from straining my tendons and flaming up my tendonitus again :(

Teaches me to use shitty gear though I suppose, I got it the first time when I had just started playing and didn't know much about guitars so when I got my cheap ass fender strat standard MIM I didn't relize the truss rod was out of whack and the neck was all bent to shit so I carried on playing on it. This time I was carrying my awful MG from a gig to the bus station and the highly uncomfortable shape and weight of it means that I've set my tendons off again.
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Crazymike100 wrote on Jun 23rd, 2009 6:02pm

Try stretching? Like, all the time? That way your tendinitis doesn't go crazy, and you get the added awesome of being able to do a split.

WIN-WIN, BRO! :D

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Cathbard wrote on Nov 6th, 2013 12:37am

I get tendonitis in my left hand due to an old wrist injury from a motorbike stack. Here's how I deal with it.
First, I shortened my strap so my wrist is straighter. No more hanging my guitar down low like Jimmy Page. I had to teach myself to use a lighter grip too.
Secondly - ice. At a gig I take one of those blue freezer blocks with me and give it to the publican to keep in their freezer. I get it back off him during breaks and rest my wrist on it. It helps a lot.

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