View Full Version : Left hand

09-25-2003, 03:04 PM
Hi there, sometimes when I'm playng hard using the matched grip my left hand hurts when I done a fill in the ton-tons....It's like a
"shok" in my nerv.....
What this can be????

09-25-2003, 07:11 PM
Maybe you have a pinched nerve...you should go to a chiropractor...they'll fix you up

09-25-2003, 07:18 PM
Maybe you're playing too tense instead of feelling confortable and "free", and your muscles are extremely tense everytime you want to play something fast.

Or it can also be your grip, maybe you are working some part of your hand/arm which you should not.

I don't remember that something like had happened to me, let's hope you have not injured your hand while practising.

try to relax your hand for at least one day, or use some kind of medical "cream" (I don't know how to say it) Ratisanil, or something like that.

Good luck

09-26-2003, 10:13 AM
There's a lot that can be going on.
Consider everything that has been
written. I actually lost 80% of the
function of my right arm once. That's
when I started to lead lefty.

After seeing a number of specialists,
I finally saw an OMD and his diagnosis
was the most insightful.

In your family history, is there the
predisposition towards bone-spurs
or abnormal calcium growths? Find
out about this.

Some drummers, when they play,
have very poor posture. If there
shoulders aren't scare and are
curved, for instance, this can pull
taut the tendons that cross at the
top of your spine and leading down
into you arms and hands.

These tendons can force the
pinching of nerves. Focusing on
your posture may help, especially
during practive and playing time.

I have more info on this stuff, if
you want to go my way.

Good luck.

09-26-2003, 11:21 AM
Excuse my Ignorance peter but whats OMD?

09-26-2003, 03:37 PM
My fault for not parenthesizing it.
It stands for Oriental Medical Doctor.

Sorry about that. :(

I have had wonderful experiences
with him and I saw all the Western
practicioners about it too.

09-26-2003, 11:07 PM
Ahh....I was thinking in western terms, thats why i didnt get it. Thanks. :)

09-27-2003, 07:55 AM
thanks guys for the help.........

09-28-2003, 08:22 AM
i also get that shit on my left hand. due to those slamming backbeats playing metal shit, lol! it got remedied or got lessen when i put these tennis grips on my sticks. it even help me hold the stick much better since it absord the sweat coming from the palm or fingers.

10-24-2003, 02:04 PM
Art Verdi has videos on his site using the left hand with relaxed finger stuff. www.artverdi.com Great stuff man. This guy plays like Frankenstein is chasing him lol

Hip Alien
10-24-2003, 04:25 PM
Could be a lot of different things. I don't know what type of music you play but a lot of heavy hitters develop what is called 'Carpien Tunnel Syndrome', which is sort of like a pinched nerve between the index finger and thumb, caused my repetitve movement using the same grip. Don't wait too long before seeing a doctor, most drummers diagnosed with this have to take a forced break from 6 months to a year. Maybe it's not that at all, but do get it checked out.

10-24-2003, 05:04 PM
u should always stretch before playing, warm up on a pad also, if this doesnt stop it go to a bone doctor (osteopath, chiropractor)

Milo Porto
10-24-2003, 10:34 PM
warm ups.....name a few warm up techs will ya???:D

10-24-2003, 10:59 PM
i always stretch my arms, maybe ask someone or buy a stretching book (thats where i learnt)... also stretch ur legs.
i normailly just warm up with singles, doubles then paradiddles on the pad. but my teacher (pete drummond) has given me some mad flam exercises. u play RLRLRL (16ths) and put flams randomly in there. the ones he gave me make u put a flam in the middle, then the end, then the beginning (of the RLRL) and play it 8 times accenting every 2nd right hit (rLRLrLRL) and then the next exercise will accent every 2nd left hit). hard to explain- but gets ur flams with accents smoking!!

10-27-2003, 12:37 PM
thanks guys

10-29-2003, 04:44 AM
I have experienced that a couple of times, but not lately. I think it has something to do with
technique, how you play the drum etc. Couple of years ago, when I played some hard-hitting rock and
heavy metal I could end up with some serious pain in my left hand. It hurt so much, but when I focused on HOW
I played hard I got more aware of it and since then, it doesnīt happen as often, just when I play really
hard that I canīt control it, but that doesnīt happen so much nowdays.