#1
So i was in my bass lesson, and my teacher noticed i was in a bit of pain. So he got out this little piece and asked me toplay through it. I got about half way through before having to stop. He said that I had what looked like the first stages of tendinitis, and said that i shouldn't play for a while.

So I've had to cancel some band practices, and not play bass for a while.

Having looked at my hand position, he said there is nothing wrong with it, but he said that excessive practice can cause tendinitis to. Considering i play about 2-3 hours a day non-stop, this is probably it.

So there we go; warm-up and take breaks, or you wont be able play.
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Sorry to hear about that. Might be worth seeing a doctor so to get some anti-imflammatories if you haven't already.
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Sorry to hear about that. Might be worth seeing a doctor so to get some anti-imflammatories if you haven't already.

That's always been my biggest fear. If something prevents me from using my hands, I'll literally have nothing to do, music or otherwise. 'Cept sing.
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#6
before i practice i pop a few asprin. and since most of my band are smokers anyway, ever little bit or so we all take a little break and go have a cig or somethin.
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That's always been my biggest fear. If something prevents me from using my hands, I'll literally have nothing to do, music or otherwise. 'Cept sing.


Just do what Keith Richards did when the arthritis set in. His finger joints are permanently fused into shape, I swear. All he has to do is slot a guitar in between his index finger and thumb.
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Just do what Keith Richards did when the arthritis set in. His finger joints are permanently fused into shape, I swear. All he has to do is slot a guitar in between his index finger and thumb.


Don't they play in open tuning though? It's not really applicable to a bass. Also, pain in arthritis comes from bending the joint, not applying pressure, which is what hurts if you have tendonitis.
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#9
good luck man

just warm up and warm down. thats what i had to do when i got upper arm play also playing in the classical position helps ( yes i play bass in classical position. )
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#10
I had tendonitis AND carpal tunnel both at the same time in my left wrist for several months. It sucked, my wrist was swollen and just a mess. The doctor said I was playing too much (at least 4 hours a day) and my wrist was a bit too bent because I have large hands. It's the reason I hold my bass up high now. However, I got to wear a splint while playing so I could pretend I was Jonny Greenwood or something, but with the other wrist :]

but yeah good luck and I hope it doesn't get any worse!!
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#11
I had tendinitis recently, it sucks not being able to play bass for a while but it'd suck alot more if you couldn't play bass again.
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before i practice i pop a few asprin.


woah! thats about the worst thing you can do! if you do that, you'll get hurt, becuase you can't feel when you're pushing your joints too hard, like you normally can. that's one of the best ways to pick up an injury!
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Yeah i had that in my ankle before it sucks and takes a couple weeks to go away. Rest it and feel better man
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Yeah i had that in my ankle before it sucks and takes a couple weeks to go away. Rest it and feel better man

Well, at least you had it in your ankle before it started sucking. If it affects your bass playing, it sucks as soon as you get it.
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Well, at least you had it in your ankle before it started sucking. If it affects your bass playing, it sucks as soon as you get it.


Well dude this was back when I ran cross country, so i had to miss every practice and every meet till it healed properly
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Well dude this was back when I ran cross country, so i had to miss every practice and every meet till it healed properly

I think you missed the stupid joke I made about your punctuation (read the highlit part I quoted as if it were it's own sentence), but that sucks. I'd go nuts if some injury prevented me from doing something for extended periods of time.
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