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    Unhappy my right hand :(

    Hey my hands starting to really hurt me when i play and its really frustrating i would say my right hand would be the strongest and i use it the most would wearing gloves help? :S
    people say drums is a matter of life and death it aint ........ its more than that!


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    No. Gloves are for "enhanced grip" and they are an overpriced gimmick anyway.

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    thanks vinny
    people say drums is a matter of life and death it aint ........ its more than that!


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    I just dissapointed you. Nothing to thank me for. hehe

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    If they hurt you it means you've got your grip right. No pain, no gain, eh?
    Ride it out and you'll benefit from it.
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    what hurts? your wrist in joints? or are we talking about blisters on your hand?

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    There are all kinds of pain in all types of areas, if your talking about muscle soreness that just means your tearing the muscles down which will eventually make them stronger (where no pain no gain comes into play). If your talking about joint pain, stop when it hurts, try taking your favorite anti-inflamatory of choice asperin Ibuprofin, etc. If the joint pain doesn't go away on it's own after a few days get it checked out. Pushing your joints when they are hurting you can lead to arthritis, carpal tunel and other types of more permanent more debilitating injuries. I have arthritis in the fingers of my left hand from years of fretting a guitar, I find that soaking my hand in hot water helps when the pain gets real bad.

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    mabey your not holding the sticks right.
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    thanks guys that " no pain no gain " comes in handy
    people say drums is a matter of life and death it aint ........ its more than that!


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    DR, I checked your profile, and I am concerned about your hands hurting you. If you are a rugby player, you are no stranger to the pain that comes from physically pushing your body to the limits. Athletes should know that limit, and should know that with some rest, the muscles recover.

    I am concerned, as NF1 has suggested, that it my be the way that you are holding your sticks. Is it possible that you have been using a grip that is stressing your hands? For instance, I have read that the "German grip" (palms facing down, with all fingers tightly griping the stick) is especially hard on the wrists, and allows the impact vibrations of each stroke to travel into the hands, wrists, and forearms of the drummer.

    Please give this serious consideration, as this could be a turning point. If you are causing damage to your body, you will not be able to drum for the next forty years! Jusy word to the wise, DR.
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    Thanks PB but ive only just started playing rugby and had about 5 -6 lessons.

    I hold the sticks like so i can see my thumb nail and i cantsee any other nail as there tucked in i also try to hold the stick not to loose but not to tight but i think i have problems loosining up.
    people say drums is a matter of life and death it aint ........ its more than that!


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    Well, then, it goes back to what EL and CD were asking. Is the pin coming from the joints, or from the muscles of the hand? You can tell the difference by letting someone else move your hand/wrist. If there is pain when someone else moves it, there is a problem with the joints. If there is no pain when someone else move it, but there is pain when you move it, using your muscles, it is a muscle problem.

    Just some old chiropractor knowledge. Hope that helps you isolate the problem.
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    If its like, the marks on your hand, thats perfectly normal, have you seen some of those cats in drumcorp's? Their hands look like they burned them off in a fire

    Just, ride that out if its hand sores, evently youll get calouses and everything will be good

    If your talking muscles, i dont know what to say, ive never had a muscle problem

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    Well its not sore when i just completly stop playing its just when im playing for like 10 but im sure its the joints.
    people say drums is a matter of life and death it aint ........ its more than that!


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    DR, if you're sure it's the joints, then I have to go with CD on this one. It may be time to go see a professional. Have it evaluated, and make sure that it isn't something serious. It would put your mind at ease, and once that's ruled out, you can work on any possible technique issues with a clear head. the fact that you posted this problem indicates how serious you take it. Go ahead and take the next logical step, for your piece of mind. I will say a prayer for you, bro.
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    thanks pb your a great help that prayer means alot to me!
    people say drums is a matter of life and death it aint ........ its more than that!


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    Happy to do it, DR!
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    Um, couple of things.

    1. Vinny... gloves may be a gimmick to you but I find that they are very useful. As a matter of fact, I use Ahead gloves for a couple of different reasons which I have posted elsewhere. Different strokes for different folks but I do think it's unfair to make a blanket statement that they are a gimmick. However, I do agree with you that joint pain will not be alleviated with the use of gloves.

    Regarding the pain. I can tell you that the longer I play (i.e. sets), I too get joint pain. I firmly believe it is carpal tunnel as I have the classic symptoms. I'm sure it's not completely due to playing however it is a contributing factor (maybe moreso than I would like to admit) but I've been pounding a keyboard for quite some time as well. After playing for a while, my forearms hurt and my grip weakens (yet another reason for the gloves). Unfortunately you can't say "Okay, time to stop, my arms/hands/wrists have had enough" in the middle of a gig so you just grin and bear it.

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    Yeas i am making a blanket statement. 90% of the people who keep dropping their sticks do it because of bad tecnique. A nice pair of overpriced gloves WONT help your teqnique. Practice will and thats free.

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    Not sure if 90% is the actual number but surely a great deal of dropped sticks has to do with technique i.e. type of grip, grip placement, the way they strike the drum/cymbal, etc. And yes, practice is free. But there are a lot of other legitimate reasons for utilizing gloves that are not "overpriced gimmick" related. That's all I was referring to in my post. I meant no offense in what I stated.

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    Neither did i.

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    Vin - it's ALL good, bro!
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    Lol thanks guys i think im going to see my doctor soon.
    people say drums is a matter of life and death it aint ........ its more than that!


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    yeah i wanted to play with gloves. Just because after jamming for 8 or 10 hours straight i get blisters.... So i need something to cover and stop that wear.

    Even if it is my technique. My technique is comfortable how it is so i aint changing. :P
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    I remember when I first started playing and my sister watched me jam, my right stick just lost control and I owned her face with it lol. An accident of course
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