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markku's SoundClick blog - locked up
had a situation yesterday where both hands just locked up/froze. Couldn't move them no matter how I tried. I've never experienced so much pain even after cutting my finger with a table saw and another time with a hack saw. I've experienced locking fingers but they were usually one or two, never the entire hand, both hands and at the same time.

After a couple of minutes of shear pain, I really thought that this was the end of my manual dexterity. There's nothing worse than a musician losing the use of his/her hands, same goes for anyone else using their fingers extensively. Fortunately for me, after about five minutes my hands and fingers gradually began to unlock. I could feel the pain still and the stiffness for several hours. As I'm writing this, one finger in each hand instead of all fingers like I learned years ago using the old type writer.

Most of my friends have some sort of arthritis but are still able to function as a musician. As for me, time, I feel is running short and as I experience things worsening, perhaps my playing days will end soon. However, while I can and able you're damn straight I'm going to keep at it one way or another until the time of dexterity will come to an end.
posted by markku on Tue Jul 7, 2015 @ 10:33 AM     post a comment
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