#1
I hurt my hand at work about 9 weeks ago. I've been to 4 different doctors about 14 times b/c of it. I've had xrays and an mri; they both say that my hand is fine.

But it hurts like hell and it's swollen. I've had it immobilized for about 5 weeks total, but it hurts worse when I wear the splint. They had no clue so they referred me to a hand specialist. My appointment is in 2 weeks.

I'm getting really discouraged and pissed off. I can't do what I love! I haven't played guitar since 07 due to another injury to the same hand just before this injury. I'm going to a sports doctor next week.

I'm really beside myself. I mean what can I do? I've used R.I.C.E. , it didn't help. They gave me Ibuprofen 800mg, it doesn't help. Nothing will take away the pain or swelling.

I just want to play again. I got replaced in a band b/c I can't play and I'm losing money. This is really ****.

Has anything like this ever happened to any of you guys?
#2
I thought you gonna say you acctually don't play guitar.

But good luck, heal up and get better.

Nice Username btw, I love that show.
#5
Not quite as major as yours, but I managed to burn my finger on a soldering iron in electronics today. It now hurts a lot when I try and fret any note
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#6
so you go to these doctors who get paid a ton of money each year to work and they have no idea what the hell is wrong with you?

thats messed up...and I've been in a similar situation for a long period of time although it never stopped me from playing any instruments or anything like that...
#7
this is why guitarists play music, not sports
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#8
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you guys are ****ing ass holes. this dude is serious and pissed, i mean the guy even got replaced by his own band, and all you guys can do is come upo with a ****ty- ass crack about it. I hope you get your arm cut off, then come see if anyone gives a ****.


Anyway, dude hope everything gets better. and get back to playing with your band
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#9
That really sucks, man.

Honestly, don't try to play guitar if it hurts. Wait to see what's up with your hand.

You might have to relearn to play...

I'm really sorry dude. best of luck to you.
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#10
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you guys are ****ing ass holes. this dude is serious and pissed, i mean the guy even got replaced by his own band, and all you guys can do is come upo with a ****ty- ass crack about it. I hope you get your arm cut off, then come see if anyone gives a ****.


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#11
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you guys are ****ing ass holes. this dude is serious and pissed, i mean the guy even got replaced by his own band, and all you guys can do is come upo with a ****ty- ass crack about it. I hope you get your arm cut off, then come see if anyone gives a ****.


Anyway, dude hope everything gets better. and get back to playing with your band

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#12
whats an mri scan b/c i no xray is bone so its not a bone thing its porbally a skin thing if u smashed it u probally ruptured something or poped a bunch of blood vessels ad did some serious damage to ur hand, but i cant think of anything other thqan that that would casue so much damge to u to stop u from playing, im really sorry for your situation
#13
man, that sucks, i know plenty of meds to take the pain away but really nothing that will take the swelling, and taking the pain away will probably mean total numbness, not normal feeling..

but anyways, best of luck on getting better, i cant imagine being away from my guitar and all the other stuff happening. hopefully it can be fixed.
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#14
holy **** man. that rlly sucks. its bad enough that u cant play and then people decide to poke fun at it. thats rlly ****ty.
hope ur hand gets better man
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#15
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whats an mri scan b/c i no xray is bone so its not a bone thing its porbally a skin thing if u smashed it u probally ruptured something or poped a bunch of blood vessels ad did some serious damage to ur hand, but i cant think of anything other thqan that that would casue so much damge to u to stop u from playing, im really sorry for your situation

MRI is Magnetic Resonance Imaging. wikipedia has a decent-ish article on it.
#16
i ran over my left middle finger sitting on a skateboard going downhill one time about 10 or so months after i started playing, and i couldnt use that finger at all. definitely not as bad as your problem, but it sucked..
edit: oh yeah, when i ran over my finger, all the skin was taken off, the tip of my finger was dark red for a few months until the normal skin was back and i was able to use it again and started building the callous again.
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#17
I was gonna say a fap joke, but then I felt bad. Sorry man, hope ya get better!
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#18
dude total suck sauce. i know what its like. i had mono for 5 months and i couldnt even pick up a guitar