Basketball accident

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Basketball accident

Post by slidemasterx » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:08 am

I had a small accident before while playing basketball. I remember that my the knuckle of my left ring finger was swelling for a while. This probably happened around 6 years ago but I didn't play guitar yet back then so I didn't pay much attention.

Now when I play guitar it starts to get painful in the same area and it really affects my playing. Has anyone experienced this kind of accident before?

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Re: Basketball accident

Post by Cincy2 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:11 am

Yes! In my case an old broken thumb. There is some arthritic type degeneration in the joint that can be seen on X-ray. I ice it down when it gets sore, and take a glucosamin / chondroiten supplement to keep the joints happy.

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Re: Basketball accident

Post by Sean » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:20 am

Sounds like an old jam that never worked out. Is there a sports surgeon/specialist around?


Re: Basketball accident

Post by slidemasterx » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:56 pm

I will try to find out if there is a specialist around here. From the appearance of my knuckle alone, it doesn't seem like there is a problem. It's not swollen at all. Do you know of any exercises that I can do to see if it improves?


Re: Basketball accident

Post by GuitaristOrdinate » Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:08 am

I've had the same type of injury to my left hand and I find that soaking my hands in a hot Epsom Salt/water solution helps very much . At least it's worth your trying out .

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