Studio Drummer – Tricks For Tendonitis
We musicians and studio players are all prown to have repetitive motion issues! Guitar players have it bad as well. I had an issue with my shoulder for a couple of years. It was very painful to play anything above shoulder height. Since then I’ve had very deep tendonitis in my right forearm. It’s been a constant bother.
I did find an answer though. It was not pills or anti-inflam’s. For me it was topical extra strength Voltarin anti-inflamatory cream that my doc recommended I try. There is a light version and an extra strength version. It made a remarkable difference right away! And by using it on an ongoing basis it helped my body get ahead of the inflamation and eventually correct itself. I highly recommend it. It’s not expensive and it’s not perscription.
Another trick to try if you’re in a bind and you have to play but the pain is taking over. WD40! Yup sounds crazy. A great guitar player friend of mine told me about it. Spray some of it on the affected area an hour or so before you play. I don’t recommend using it ongoing being a petroleum product but it might help you through a one time emergency…
Cheers and good health!