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by jon henri
(17 posts)
8 months ago

sore thumb

ok. curious if anyone else gets this sore left thumb from playing sax?
first thing people want to say: that's carple tunnel syndrome, but i beg to differ. after searching the web, iv'e come across something called repetative stress injury in musicians. so my question is: is anybody else suffer from this? thanks for any input 

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  1. by capesax
    (3 posts)

    6 months ago

    Re: sore thumb

    I'm in my 60's and in my case at least it's arthritis .
    I now use a neck strap for my clarinet in addition to my saxes. 

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    1. by saxgourmet
      (108 posts)

      6 months ago

      Re: sore thumb

      http://nationofmusic.com/index.php/product/saxgourmet-thumb-rest/
       

      STEVE GOODSON
      New Orleans
      www.nationofmusic.com

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    2. by jon henri
      (17 posts)

      6 months ago

      Re: sore thumb

      finally got back into this website. hey thanks for your reply.
      since i posted this, i went to a doctor over it, turns out it's just a repetative stress injury not carpal or arthritis. now that iv'e stopped playing for a couple months it's got better, but lost a lot of my embouchure. for some stupid reason i find myself squeezing the top notes to hard. i sound like crap on the sax now. gonna put it on the shelf. cant find a sax tech within 2 1/2 hour drive. sax gets too beat up shipping it. seems like this is a dying art, playing and repairing saxophones. maybe ill pick it back up later.
      best of luck with your sax . JH

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    3. by jon henri
      (17 posts)

      6 months ago

      Re: sore thumb

      it's my left thumb im having problems with. thanks though.

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