Tendinitis in both hands, doorman and play guitar

by Elizabeth

Hi my boyfriend is suffering from tendinitis in both hands, he works with his hands and plays guitar, is there anything i can tell him to ease the pain and possibly get rid of this, he's been using braces as well as the braces with ice but still feels what he describes as little electric shocks can you explain those to me?

He also takes natural pills, but can you advise me on what is good? is there anything he can do to help him out a little more, and is there any suggestion as to a technique on how he can do his job without straining his hands, he's a doorman so besides taking people to their apartments he also cleans the lobby and throws out garbage and does cleaning and lifting everyday, any information will be very helpful, thank you for your time.


Joshua Answers:

Hi Elizibeth. Thanks for looking out for your man.

I tell ya, I need to make a DVD for guitar players to get rid of their hand and forearm pain.

So let's see here....

Electric shocks:

Well, for the most part this is going to be some variation of 'muscles and connective tissue to tight and constricted that is compressing a nerve, and nervous system is unhappy, and then when the transaction required to fire a muscle happens, something takes place that ends up feeling like electric shocks'.

Reverse the Pain Causing Dynamic and that should all return to normal.

It is very unlikely at this point that the shock is indicative of some other, sinister nervous system

So basically he does a lot with his hands all day long. Plus guitar.

So he just needs to counter that.

What should he do?

I'll start with what I always start with....

1. Have him read about Inflammation, and the Pain Causing Dynamic link above.

2. At the end of the day, he should come home and Ice Dip as described on theHow To Reduce Inflammation page.

3. Throughout the day, he should punch/pound both sides of his forearms, lightly and rythmically. This isn't high tech, it's just an easy way to squeeze the sponge all day long, old stuff out, new stuff in, loosens and relaxes muscles.

I believe that this will be effective, whereas wrist splints and braces really aren't....

What kind of natural pills does he take?
How does he ice? Ice Dipping is the way to go.

It wouldn't hurt to get his Magnesium levels up. Important supplement.

Have him start that. Keep me updated and check back in. We can add some other little things in later.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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