Anyone have Ulnar (funny bone) nerve damage?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Bobo, Feb 5, 2009.

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  1. Bobo

    Bobo Guest

    Just been diagnosed with this :-/ Been living with it for awhile, but probably went to the doc a little too late. The pain is in both elbows and also in my wrist and pinky/ring fingers. He said it doesn't look to be affecting my muscles yet, which is good.

    He said we should probably do a surgery at the elbow to move the nerve and relieve the pressure on it. I want to know the most I can about all this before I make any decision.

    I'm sure my activities through the years - playing guitar/bass, painting, my job, lifting weights, maybe even long periods of typing - have caused the problem, but the kicker is there's one activity I can't give up.....guitar :guitar: Well and my work lol, but I don't think it's that bad. I have cut down on my guitar playing to ease the pain, but I don't know if I could ever play a 2-3 hour show again or even practice that long if I ever got back in a band. Gave up working out quite awhile back.

    Anyone have any experience or suggestions on this deal? Thanks a lot for any thoughts ;)
  2. Broken Record

    Broken Record Biscuit Eater Staff

    Never even heard of that. That's scary Bobo. Hope it turns out ok for you.
  3. CRUDS

    CRUDS The secret is the meat! Staff

    Guitar must endure!

    In January 1948, Les Paul was injured in a near-fatal automobile accident in Oklahoma, which shattered his right arm and elbow. Doctors told Paul that there was no way for them to rebuild his elbow in a way that would let him regain movement, and that his arm would remain in whatever position they placed it in permanently. Paul then instructed the surgeons to set his arm at an angle that would allow him to cradle and pick the guitar. The rest is history..
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  4. Bobo

    Bobo Guest

    Now that's my kinda inspirational story....and one I'd never heard. Kick ***.
  5. CRUDS

    CRUDS The secret is the meat! Staff

    That story alone is worthy of getting your name on a Gibson, let alone the fact that he played so well
  6. avvie

    avvie It's another cold day in Hell Tip Jar Donor

    Move to Hawaii, Bobo! You won't have to worry about playing guitar again because you won't find anyone to jam with you.... unless it's on an uke.
  7. Bobo

    Bobo Guest

    Well I thought maybe I'd take up singing for my musical outlet, but unfortunately I was born with a horrible singing voice.

    I still want to move to Hawaii anyway ;)
  8. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow! Tip Jar Donor

    what guitars do you own?
  9. Bobo

    Bobo Guest

    A Kramer, 4 Ibanez's, 1 ESP, and 1 Fender. Going to have to sell a few. Wish I had my old Telecaster back, even if it'd be more for looks than hours of crappy riffs.
  10. CRUDS

    CRUDS The secret is the meat! Staff

    I'd just like to have Tele period...
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