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Doctor insights on: Will Getting Fillings Effect My Brass Instrument Playing For That Day

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Filling (Definition)

Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned ...Read more


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Does playing a brass instrument like a trumpet or trombone puff your cheeks or make them bigger?

Does playing a brass instrument like a trumpet or trombone puff your cheeks or make them bigger?

NO, but...: You constantly use your cheeks and facial muscles to play those instruments, but just like playing the drums does not make your fingers that hold the sticks bigger, your cheeks have natural stretching ability just as when you blow out the candles on your cake, and they will return to their normal size when done. ...Read more

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Why is it that I play my brass instruments better with a sore throat/ stuffy nose?

Why is it that I play my brass instruments better with a sore throat/ stuffy nose?

Great: Question, the facial bones have these spaces called sinus, when filled up with mucus, the quality of sounds produced do change, affecting the frequency of the musical notes. ...Read more

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What is a good, healthy, and filling snack after playing tennis?

Healthy carbs: Bring plenty of water and stay away from processed snacks with you to your match. Rather than a candy bar, better choices would be oranges, tangerines, melons, mangos, pears, peaches, yogurt, berries. A whole grain sandwich would fill you up. If you are looking for fast food, then choose subway's over mcdonalds and water instead of energy drings or soda they sell. ...Read more

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Can you get carpal tunnel from playing an instrument?

Can you get carpal tunnel from playing an instrument?

Debatable: Most people who develop carpal tunnel syndrome are probably genetically predisposed to the condition, while others develop the condition in response to other underling conditions (pregnancy, diabetes, etc). Typing, playing musical instruments and other similar functional activities may not cause cts, rather aggravate it (make it worse). The debate is not over... ...Read more

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Can you get carpel tunnel syndrome from playing musical instruments? Which instruments to avoid?

Can you get carpel tunnel syndrome from playing musical instruments? Which instruments to avoid?

Yes: Yes playing instruments can certainly aggravate or cause carpal tunnel syndrome. I see this in guitarists, drummers, pianists and any other instrument that requires awkward positioning of the wrist in a flexed position or extended position. These positions cause pressure elevated within the tunnel worsening symptoms and causing more pressure on the nerve. for more info check out musician hand. Com ...Read more

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I get wrist and thumb pain/tingling/numbness when playing clarinet, piano, writing, typing etc. I really can't stop playing these instruments. Advice?

I get wrist and thumb pain/tingling/numbness when playing clarinet, piano, writing, typing etc. I really can't stop playing these instruments. Advice?

Carpal tunnel. Is: One of the most common peripheral entrapment nerve disorder. However more detail is needed for a potential dusgnosis. Perhaps a consult with a hand surgeon. Use of a store bought splint not too tight and over the counter. Aniinflmatory medication may help ...Read more

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Is it safe to sing or play an instrument when you have strep?

Treated: If you're not too ill and feel up to it, those activities shouldn't make a difference while you're on treatment. ...Read more

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Is playing an instrument in a band likely to cause hearing loss? Is it true playing an instrument can slow down hearing loss?

Is playing an instrument in a band likely to cause hearing loss? Is it true playing an instrument can slow down hearing loss?

Noise: The playing of an instrument may not cause hearing loss, but exposure to noise from the surrounding brass instruments, if loud enough, can lead to high frequency hearing loss. I do not think there is any evidence to prove that playing an instrument will slow down hearing loss. ...Read more

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What is the best chapstick you can use if you have chapped lips from playing wind instruments?

What is the best chapstick you can use if you have chapped lips from playing wind instruments?

Depends: If you are playing a brass instrument, most chapsticks would be fine although you might have to clean the barrel a little more often. The waxes and oils in lip balms can interfere with the vibration of reed instruments; go lightly if you play one of these. ...Read more

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Can playing musical instruments cause carpal tunnel?

Can playing musical instruments cause carpal tunnel?

Very Possibly: Carpel tunnel syndrome is a compression of the median nerve via the flexor retinaculum. Any continued use of the wrist may cause compression of the median nerve. Piano, violin, and drumming are all examples how a musician could potentially experience carpel tunnel. It is characterized by numbness in the first two fingers and thumb along with wasting of the muscles on the palm side by the thumb. ...Read more

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Son was hit in face while playing a musical instrument, no longer has the lip control he had before for playing instrument. Will this heal on it's own?

Son was hit in face while playing a musical instrument, no longer has the lip control he had before for playing instrument. Will this heal on it's own?

This may just be: Temporary, affecting some of the superficial nerves. However, I would recommend having him see his pediatrician, especially if there is visual signs of injury or if it continues. ...Read more

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How can playing an instrument affect someone's social health?

Playing music: Playing an instrument in a band or orchestra is a great way to increase both personal self-expression and socialization, creating music with others, sharing the experience and sense of accomplishment. ...Read more

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Can you play your instrument and read music after getting your eyes dilated?

Can you play your instrument and read music after getting your eyes dilated?

Possibly: You can certainly play your instrument. Reading the music may be the issue. With dilating the eye, much ligh enters and you will be very sensitive. Focusing may be difficult and render you unable to read the music. You will not harm yourself if you try. It just will not be a pleasant experience. If you know your music, play it and "toot your horn! ". ...Read more

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Can you prevent carpal tunnel syndrome by learning to play an instrument?

Can you prevent carpal tunnel syndrome by learning to play an instrument?

No: Motion and use do not "prevent" carpal tunnel... And they may not necessarily worsen the symptoms either.
Weight control, smoking cessation and good nutrition are important lifestyle issues that can prevent problmes. ...Read more

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What can cause recurring wrist pain for someone who plays three instruments? Is carpal tunnel a possibility or injury? There is no swelling.

What can cause recurring wrist pain for someone who plays three instruments? Is carpal tunnel a possibility or injury? There is no swelling.

Depends on symptoms: And findings. First find out what the problem is (exam required possibly an x-ray or EMG-NCS then address the problem. It matters what you play and how you play it. (guitar, triangle, contrabassoon, harp?) Ergonomics, overuse, anatomic issues are taken into consideration. For more information re: the diagnosis and management of neurologic problems of musicians. Www. Healthtap. Com/drericweisman ...Read more

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