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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Milby, Jan 30, 2013.
So give me a occasional rep point for crappin out loud!
Yes, I am satisfied.... Well TM at least I have one satisfied patient as here on TM. Others?
Years ago when I was competing with firearms, I began to suffer similar symptoms and CT was thwarted by strengthening my wrists and hands by using kettle weights and taking up the sport of fencing plus conducting a ghost band. Too, I was squeezing plastalina, tennis balls and hand springs. All of these therapeudics were recommended by a Doc who later saved my life by referring me to emergency aneurism surgery. However, I did get pretty good turning on and off light switchs with my foil. Can't tell if my conducting was any good though.
Too, I tip my trumpet or cornet to the right and DO NOT USE THE PINKY RING compressing the valves only with the tips of my fingers. I'm often disconcerted when I don't clip my fingernails to hear them click on the keys, especially now that I can hear so well again. Yep, consult with a Doc ASAP.
Ed Lee, another satisfied customer of yours truly here at TM... AND Ed, your support is truly appreciated. Thanks for the rep point!
Warburton just came out with a new product for players. It's a horn grip that helps keep the horn in the proper valve position. It might be worth a shot. As a comeback player I have had lots of issues with hand comfort. I'm probably going to order the horn grip soon. Good luck.
How do you know about Milby's jeans?
Thanks for all the help guys - I have booked an appointment to go and see my local GP early next week - not a specialist I know but good to start with.
Also I have no idea if they will make a difference but am trying some arthritic compression gloves in the meantime, along with typing one handed in work and dosing up the pain killers!
As for how I hold the trumpet, yes I have always used my right pinky in the ring and probably put undue pressure on it, so will try and alter that.
For the moment I am just practicing very slow scales with the left hand to rest my right one entirely as it hurts too much. (Got To keep my lip in!).
I had to google what the alexander technique was - I have never heard of it before - are there particular specialists for musician / RSI type injuries that you would recommend going to in the UK (over seeing a normal GP?)
I gave you a rep point for sheer persistence gmonady!
thanks again all!
A cock-up splint will serve you much better... especially when worn while sleeping in the evening. Tight jeans will also not help here... Thanks VB for your medical insight.
I would first give your GP a chance to evaluate and treat. If no results are seen in 6 weeks perhaps your GP can help make a referral.
It's a gift... and thanks... Trying to overtake Vulgano Brother and Rowuk... They ARE my role models...
Thanks thanks thanks to ALL my satisfied patients here on TM... Where my motto is: With Dr. O's medical advice, you get what you pay for!
Thank you, Sir!