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Old 01-10-2005, 11:37 PM   #1
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sharp muscle pain in all 4 limbs

well its finally happened... ive played to the point where i got me some pain in all 4 limbs.....

2 days ago... i did my regular endurance routine.... 1 hour of intense double bassing... then played along to both hate eternal albums.... everything went good...i then worked on my hands , then patterns and so on....

but i came back the next day , and as i was warming up, i started to feel sharp muscle pain in my upper forearms.... and ankles.....

im takin a day off today and am doing some serious hourly stretching... i dont know if its regular muscle fatigue...or early warning signs of tendonitis....

keep in mind...i do practice everyday at a rediculous pace, and take days off very very rarely

i need some feed back ....

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Old 01-11-2005, 04:35 AM   #2
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where excactly is the pain?
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Old 01-11-2005, 06:15 AM   #3
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ICM take a little break. When you go back to practicing, STOP immediately as soon as you feel pain. If you can't get through a practice session, play half of one, or you might need to seek a therapist or chiropractor, just to be safe. Stretch before practicing (you're already doing that), and address your grip on your sticks and your seat height. Are you gripping too hard, especially during the more intense sections? And, locating the pain is key...if your hands are sore, your forearms may need stretching, strengthening, or, taking a break, and so on with the other limbs.
Good luck. Let us know how it's going.
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:51 AM   #4
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iron dude, just start playing some chacha beats for a change ok, hehehe.

seriously, just don't abuse it. it's time to heal yourself so go have a weeks off from drumming. you said it yourself it's better to take some time to recover than a lifetime of injuries and pain.
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Old 01-11-2005, 11:23 AM   #5
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Take at least a week off. You need a vacation from the drums. If you still have pain after a week off, you may need to go to a sports therapist.
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Old 01-11-2005, 05:43 PM   #6
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I would recommend a break. Use it to your advantage and work on your timing
or working on beats at the other scale of the metronome - 30bpm !! I found (especially with blast beats & double kick combined) that playing it extremely slow
now and then enabled me to play lightnening fast with little or no effort and most of
all - no injuries.

Hope this helps !
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Old 01-12-2005, 08:03 AM   #7
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Loosen up on the grip (hold the stick like you'd hold an egg), let the sticks take the impact, get a good rebound off of the heads. Try playing at lower dynamic levels.
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Old 01-12-2005, 01:04 PM   #8
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dude, in the fitness industry we call that overtraining, and can be counter productive if u keep going so fast for so long. from the location of your pain it sounds like its in your tendons and connective tissues, they are probably inflamed from over use. Take 1-2 Grams of vita-c per day divided into 2 doses (morn, afternoon) for 1 week then , 2-3 grams the 2nd week , level off the 3rd week w/ 3 grms in 3 daily doses. one of the best types is called "ESTER-C", most local health stores carry it. vita-c is a natural anti-inflammatory , of course rest is essential too.... happy healing and drumming....
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Old 01-12-2005, 01:18 PM   #9
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Wow, good post scorpio...
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Old 01-12-2005, 08:25 PM   #10
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i cant live with a week off.... i took a day off.... i stretched real well.... and now im back to practicing to my king of all kings album ..... thanks for the concern.... all i needed was some serious stretch action...

also... thanks for ur concern johnny... but my technique is very relaxed and moeller styled , so the issue is not that....its simply over playing at fast tempos.....
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