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Re: OT: anybody dealt with tendinitis?

Thanks for all thoughts on this subject, particularly the info on Alexander Technique which I think has a lot of merit.  My situation is not that bad but I always get concerned when I get these signs.  I do think in my case I'm probably over-playing and there is a lot of repetition in many of my solo pieces.  As a player I don't sit so trying to be more sensitive to how I hold the guitar in stance.

Again I'm glad this spurned some chatter as I figured some had had some experiences with physical issues.


On 2/3/08, Bob Weigel <sounddoctorin@imt.net> wrote:
Anti-inflammatories etc. are kind of like putting a band aid over an
infection I'm afraid.   Just leads to worse problems down the
road....like as though they shouldn't be able to see that from just
observing trends in the useage of these things and other diseases that
arise.    The drug industry is so powerful they steer the kind of
research that gets exposed and they spoon feed protocol for analysis to
doctors pretty much.

Doctors typically get what is is..like 4 hours of nutritional
training?   That oughta open people's eyes. -Bob

Richard Sales wrote:

> I had tennis elbow, shoulder and funky wrist at one point. Couldn't
> scratch my head, throw a ball or hold the guitar. I changed how I sit
> with the guitar - I sit classical style now with guitar between my
> legs - and it's gone. I learned this from John Fahey.
> I turn 60 soon!
> My son the spinal surgeon recommends anti inflammatory pills like
> advil or ibuprofin. I have a lot of resistance to new addictions, though.
> Vitamins are good. Glucosamine (sp?) is great. Acupuncture is great
> for making pain go away but doesn't always hold up. I've seen it stop
> the pain of brain tumors! But it didn't make the brain tumor go away.
> So it might be a good move while you change your technique. Posture
> etc is so critical. And certainly yoga etc would be wise. I don't do
> it, but admire those who do.
> Anything that keeps the blood moving is probably good. I still have
> some recurring back pain, but I think that's from lifting heavy amps
> and farm work. As long as I'm conscious of it, it's just there, not
> debilitating at all.
> Knock on wood
> richard sales
> glassWing farm and studio
> vancouver island, b.c.
> www.glassWing.com
> www.richardsales.com
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> www.joannesales.com (coming soon!)
> On 2-Feb-08, at 2:54 PM, Per Boysen wrote:
>     On Feb 2, 2008 11:20 PM, Jim Goodin <jimgoodinmusic@gmail.com> wrote:

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