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I've washed my hands in hot water before for around thirty or so seconds to loosen up my finger joints during the morning and it's worked before

Notyour Beezwax

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I've heard other people say this too. I don't find that it loosens up my hands too much, I still have to play to warm up. I do notice that washing my hands before I play makes strings last wayyyyy longer though.
 
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Firsty Lasty

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There are a lot of people out there who wreck their hands working shitty jobs and end up having to use hot water to get their hands moving in the morning. Especially in meat packing plants- anyone who uses a straight knife, whizard knife, or hook is at big risk.

I'll keep recommending what I always do- massage your forearms front and back before playing because that's where your big "finger muscles" are.
 

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    I've been having a lot of pain in forearms thumbs mostly, I can pick up a basketball now with my fingers both hands, never could do it before. Gonna try the hot water and do more rubbing and stretching.
    Is it normal for one shoulder to hang lower than the other? I hurt it in my teens, I just kind of started to notice. Possible carpal tunnel?
    Maybe it's from all the down strokes, I've been needing to do physical therapy, it's cool and it sucks

    I worked in a meat factory place, I hated it. I thought it was really scary and gross
     
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    Firsty Lasty

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    One shoulder being lower than the other, is it also more "forwards" than the other? If a shoulder is constantly rolled forwards it's probably at massive risk of developing injury/chronic pain.
     
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    i got chronic pain, i can't dunk a basketball, it feels like it's pushed in or it was dislocated and scar tissue made it heal wrong.
    It got really bad when I started playing Gojira stuff, I was also sitting on the floor and practicing for hours.
    been trying to fix everything, my physical therapist says it's normal, I think he needs more schooling
    there's like a pop when i roll it, gonna keep trying to strengthen everything and fix posture
    i went to the dr one time in the states, they told me to where a sling for 2 months or something,
    I didn't do it, maybe if I tried it now it might help
     
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    Just be careful not to use super hot water if your hand is really cold cause you might get chilblains. That's basically red bumps on your finger and they appear when a cold body part is all of a sudden rewarmed really fast. Instead to avoid that you have to warm your hand gradually. It's nothing serious and they will go away in about a week but they can get itchy.
     
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