I have been diagnosed with a RSI/carpal tunnel/tendonitis injury in my wrist. It's actually at the base of the thumb where it meets the wrist and is excruciatingly painful!
The cause could be a number of things, and the obvious culprit is the use of a computer mouse / keyboard. Well I do that a lot, but it also really hurts when I flex the wrist in the direction I strum uke and guitar...... Could I have been injured by the uke??
Anyway, bad news is that my wrist is in a splint to restrict movement and keep it rested for a week. No uke playing for 7 days!!
After that, it's exercise time to strengthen surrounding muscles to avoid it happening again, then I'm good to go!
(anyway, I blame the guitar not the uke, have had some lengthy gigs recently when we have played some violently chugging country blues, and I'm sure that did it....).
- UKULELE REVIEWS
- UKULELE CHORD CHART and FRETBOARD PAGE
- UKULELE SONG TAB and CHORDS
- UKULELE CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
- UKULELE BEGINNERS TIPS
- UKULELE TUITION
- UKULELE BEGINNERS VIDEOS
- UKULELE FESTIVAL CALENDAR
- UKULELE BRANDS
- UKULELE STORES
- UKULELE SHOP
- UKULELE GLOSSARY
- CONTACT ME!
- UKULELE RANTS
- GOT A UKULELE MERCH
Got A Ukulele will always be free to view - help support it!
If you enjoy this blog, donations are welcomed to allow me to invest more time in bringing you ukulele articles. Aside from the Google ads, I don't get paid to write this blog. Call it a labour of love! And, no, I don't get to keep the ukuleles that are loaned to to review...