Guitarist with RSI
Have just ordered a Power Ball from my local web vendor and am wondering if any other guitarists are using this to combat / prevent RSI injuries and what to look out for when using the unit.
Having read some of the posts on this site I am 'really' looking forward to getting mine in the post, hopefully sometime this week!!
It arrived yesterday in the post.....
Just wondering how its going. I've just started having trouble with my fretting hand wrist and am super paronoid about making it worse. I've been using a powerball the last couple of days but my wrist is still painfull. How long does it usually take and what are your experiences of RSI.
Have been using my powerball for about a week now. Already my fretting hand is stronger and more secure and my right arm less prone to fatigue. I'd imagine any rehab uses for powerball need a comfortable setting for several minutes a day, see how that goes.
Hi, I'm also starting to suffer with RSI from playing guitar, and its not funny. I hope this will strengthen my arms to be able to take the continuous repetition of playing. We'll keep each other posted here. Its addictive though, isn't it!? AD.
I run the company so you'll [possibly] take what I say with a pinch of salt in this case, but having suffered early on in my career from Carpal Tunnel as a result of sitting in front of my Mac for 8-10 hours each day, 6 days each week I can speak from experience when I say that the splendid spheres will have a seriously positive effect on this condition of yours Adrian - we will look forward to your comments before months end as the positive results will be obvious to you even within this short time frame.
Please commence your training at a gentle pace, perhaps 5000rpm held for 3-4 minute bursts each time, or whatever is just slightly above your current comfort zone and then work your way steadily upward in speed and duration until you can spin at 8000/9000 held for 3-5 minutes each time. You won't know your wrists and arms after 4 weeks, I promise. With kind regards Rory