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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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