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De Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Mansonienne, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Strat Jacket

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    This is what you get for trying to learn "The Rain Song"...:rolleyes:
    Ditto what the others said. Get to a specialist ASAP. Little annoyances can become permanent disabilities if left untreated.
     
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    Which wrist?
     
  3. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yes I do hold Led Zep largely responsible for my affliction...that final run of barres up and down the neck was killing me...
     
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  4. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Left - fretting...
     
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    Dirty Damn...
     
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    nutball73 Senior Stratmaster

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    +1 on the rubber bands...

    BTW - also be aware that ice and heat are used at different times. For instance in my case ice will do nothing (in fact the cold makes it hurt more), whereas heat helps. On the other hand ice is good for muscles strains and inflammation - as always YMMV, talk to an expert.

    Oh, and btw, not all experts agree either. A short story...

    I generally see someone who was the physio for the British Olympics team in 2012. She has developed treatment for things like Severs disease and Osgood-Schlatters, which are youth "growing pains" type injuries, in the feet, legs and back. My son developed them and it prevented him from playing football because of the pain. Conventional treatment was to wear "cricket pad splints" for 6 months, with no exercise (as recommended by an orthopaedic surgeon). However she has developed a massage and exercise regime which produces a TOTAL CURE within 2-3 WEEKS. She recently presented at an international medical conference, and hopefully her techniques are being adopted worldwide because they would have changed my son's teenage life if we had known more at the time. It helped him at little, but he'd already had 2 years of pain before that.

    Tricky thing, the human body.
     
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    My wife had it when our 3 year old daughter was born. You should be ok with some therapy and rest. You shouldn’t stop playing just make your practice sessions shorter...
     
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    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    GP thinks it’s De Quervain’s and put me on rest and anti-inflammatories. I’m still seeing a specialist next week - Some sites say 4-6 weeks’ rest!! :eek::(
    I think I may ask for a cortisone shot... 4 weeks brings me to the London ST jam....:(
     
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    in the scheme of things, 4 to 6 weeks is nothin.
    i once had a hangover for 4 weeks.
     
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    Damn - take it easy and try not to exacerbate it! Rest is good, though I'd suggest not completely immobilising it.

    I was told Cortisone is good, but doesn't fix the underlying condition and you are only allowed a maximum of 3 shots in one place because it weakens the tissue permanently.

    If it's to manage pain and life that's fine, but I'm not sure Euroguestock is a good enough justification!

    Good luck Andrea.
     
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    thats what fattys are for.
     
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    I was told that cortisone is more painful than the injury . After the first treatment it quickly becomes ineffective. That was certainly my wife's experience.
     
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    I know, you’re right. Patience has never been one of my virtues....
     
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    Oh wow, I just saw this. :( Good luck with the recovery!

    FWIW, cortisone can really do wonders .................... once only though, and you will still need to let things heal up. The problem with cort is that it often works so good that 'you' recover (temporarily) quickly and then continue on with the activity that caused the injury. That's a big no-no.
     
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    Thanks.
    I’m pretty gutted, actually. Already I’m in a bit of a funk and not being to play guitar is not helping.
     
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    Sounds like the making of a good blues song. :oops:
     
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    Put a mute on the strings and practice your picking technique.
     
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    Sorry to hear that you're going through this, but glad you're giving it the attention it deserves. Heal up :)
     
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    I didnt know you are having issues. I hope you get it resolved soon.

    Ive been having hand pain for a few months. Im just trying to ignore it and avoid the activities that agravate it.

    Sorry youre having problems.
     
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    Thanks, guys. I know it’ll be ok, just a temporary setback. Take care of that hand, Sven!
     
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