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Re: OT: anybody dealt with tendinitis?
Some thoughts (guitar right arm tennis elbow cured in 1 year)
after several not really efficient osteopathy consultations I went on to
an Alexander technique teacher and took something like 30-40 "lessons"
that allowed me to be 20 times more sensitive to the unconscient bad use
we go thru in our all day and musician/guitar player life.
once you become sensitive to those mis-use you also learn how to undo
those vicious behaviors
some good and toxic behaviors
1- not be able to stop playing and rest after 30 min
2-not be able to control any unwanted upper body movements
3- knowing nothing about your upper body anatomy.
4- stop over playing by lack of confidence before a gig. play in your
head, sing, visualize instead of doing it
5- avoid repetitive/pattern playing
6- while you play scan your whole body for tension, release them
7- film yourself on video analyze posture, from foot to top of head,
analyze for unnecessary moving.
>Jim Goodin a écrit :
> As I'm aging a bit and after now 25-30ish years of playing guitar among
> other things it seems I'm getting occasional bouts with tendinitis or
> related. I do home-made yoga and much stretching but every now and then
> now I get a zinger. This current one which hasn't stopped me playing
> get cautious, began as somewhat of a tennis elbow in my left joint and
> to have migrated down to landing in my first finger. The only thing I
> attrib is my fretless guitar is higher action than my fretted and I've
> in a period of heavy playing of it. I've done ice and as said
> but interested in maybe getting a thread of knowledge going on any
> support to these kind of physical issues if anyone cares to echo.
> When things like this happen I'm reminded of the MASH episode where
> had been through a bazillion surgery's removing limbs. He was exhausted
> fell asleep. He had a dream that he was floating in the middle of
> in a boat and he had no arms. Anytime I get anything physical that
> to me.
> Anyhow tendinitis...