Acupuncture's worked well for me as well along with glucosamine and chondrotin. I also follow a gluten free diet which has a huge positive effect on reducing joint pain. I can't take NSAIDs so that rules out a lot of the standard treatments. The other things which help are playing related, don't play for too long at a time, think about what happens between the notes and use that to relax the hand, remember there's no harm in missing out notes or refingering.Dofpic wrote:I have a good friend in his 60's with this problems in his hands and acupuncture works great for him. Of course it all comes down to the skill of the practitioner. Well worth trying IMO
It can. You have to try and see how one responds.Jeffrey Armbruster wrote:Does icing help with arthritis? I often ice my hands if I do an intense session, or several over days. by analogy with basketball players who take ice baths.