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Will Getting Fillings Effect My Brass Instrument Playing For That Day
Only: Only if the fillings fall into the instrument! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get wrist and thumb pain/tingling/numbness when playing clarinet, piano, writing, typing etc. I really can't stop playing these instruments. Advice?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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