Awhile ago, I posted about keeping our wrists healthy. As musicians, we tend to have to go to “orthopedic specialists” and “sport’s doctors” for the kind of damage that playing can cause over time. In the post, I mainly talked about exercises you could do to prepare your tendons before you play. If you would be interested in reading it, click here.
Over the past few months, my wrists have been getting worse and worse. I work as part time barista and I practice for three hours most days. The general wear and tear on my wrists has gotten to the point where there is almost a consistent pain in both wrists. I wear my braces at night and I try to stretch them as much as possible, but nothing seemed to really work. I found it hard to function while I was at work, or I found it hard to sustain a three hour practice session. So I was willing to try anything that wouldn’t mean taking an extraneous amount of pain killers. So, on a limb, I ordered a set of magnetic hematite bracelets.
These bracelets are more geared towards people with arthritis pain. The magnets supposedly reestablish the electromagnetic impulses created my cells and tissues that can be interrupted due to disease or injury. I don’t know if that’s really what happens or not, but I do know that my wrists feel so much better. The bracelets don’t cure the problem, however, they stop the ache long enough for me to practice and/or work and continue throughout my day. Then, when I take them off at the end of the night, I am not met with the crippling pain I am usually met with at the end of my day.
If you’ve heard about magnetic bracelets before, but are unsure on whether or not to try them, I believe you should. You can buy two of them on Amazon for five dollars, so really, there’s nothing to lose. I won’t go anymore without my bracelets. Even though the FDA does not recognize scientific evidence that they work, they have done wonders in my life. And I really wanted to bestow the knowledge upon my readers! I absolutely love these bracelets!