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  • For the older group and some of the younger group. I have moderate arteritis

    Posted by Rob503 on March 19, 2024 at 12:20 pm

    My hands have moderate arteritis in both hands. I am able to play but they are slow and stiff, What do you guys and gals do to get at least your fretting hand ready to play. Some days no problem but others oh boy. I do want to feel like i am making some progress no matter how small each time i pick up and take a lesson. By the way these forums are great especially for us newbies.

    Rob503 replied 2 months, 3 weeks ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Philb

    Member
    March 19, 2024 at 2:36 pm

    I will be 72 in a couple months, and so identify with what you are saying. Some days they are just stiffer, slower, or almost seem to lock. I have begun exercising them daily, and even while just sitting in a chair will move them all around, open and close, etc. Regular movement and use seems to help some. Keep playing. That in itself will lengthen their use and ability.

  • Beatrice

    Member
    March 19, 2024 at 5:51 pm

    Hi Rob

    yes, like Phil said, exercises, warmups, gentle stretches, massages with castor oil (or castor oil packs),

    Also, avoid inflammatory foods/drinks. Such as sugars, wheat, ultra-processed foods, alcohols

    Health allowing, incorporate turmeric, cinnamon, organic apple cider vinegar (in water) into your diet… i find it all helps

  • Rob503

    Member
    March 19, 2024 at 6:30 pm

    Wow cool good information from all. I knew you guys and gals would have a solution.

    • Beatrice

      Member
      March 19, 2024 at 6:43 pm

      good luck

  • Rob503

    Member
    March 19, 2024 at 6:56 pm

    Thanks, i needed that.

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