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Posted by onebassboy on April 14, 2001 at 02:49:08:

In Reply to: Re: Take it seriously! posted by El Pájaro on April 12, 2001 at 14:06:03:

: : Hey yal, well here goes. lately when i play my right hand has been getting tired. Oh, i'm right handed by the way, so my picking hand is the one. It's realy hard to play fast stuff for long periods of time. this is just a recent problem, it started about a month ago. please give me your thoughts. thanks

: : The brewmeister


: Yo Brew,

: Man, don't even start to fool around this stuff. If it hurts, go see a qualified physician NOW. If you just ignore it and play through the pain, Tendinitis or CTS may set in before you now it, and when they do, you may not be able to play bass ever again. Don't mean to scare you, though, but if you check around, you'll learn about Steve Rodby's hand problems and how those almost prevented him from playing permanently. Please do yourself a favor and have your hands checked ASAP. You're a bass player, and the world needs us. Buena suerte and keep your bass up front in the mix,

: El Pájaro

i have to say ... SEE THE DOC. if he says tendonitis... QUIT playing, for like 2 months.

i was there man, i got to the point where i couldn't even pick up a pen. but i kept playing. it got worse in both hands. i ended up being out for 5 months. thats five months out of no bass. i went insane. but i came out on top, i've been playing ever since. but since you just started, maybe your hands are just weak. but it never hurts to see a doc ... well ... uh ... maybe not always. i ended up getting a cortizone shot in my right left hand which hurt like _____ ____ _____ _____ (fill in the blank, with swear words of your choice)

so yah ... don't ignore it.


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