Reducing swelling!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Dawnys_flug, Mar 5, 2004.

  1. Dawnys_flug

    Dawnys_flug Member

    Well as i posted on the 'how are your area rehearsals going?' topic, i think ours are going quite well and everything seemed fine and dandy ready for the big day on Sunday.
    But now i have the slight problem that i trapped my valve hand in a window and my fingers are all swollen up to the size of thick pork sausages!!! :cry: Making any sort of pressure on them unbearable!
    Anyone got any ideas as to reduce the swelling fast?
    Please, please help!!!
  2. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    The standard trreatment used for a lot of sports injuries might help: RICE


    Basically, wrap them up fairly tight (but not enough to induce gangrene :) ) and keep them cold. The elevation part is more for leg injuries.

    Disclaimer: I am not a doctor nor do I play one on television :wink:
  3. Sam Atherton

    Sam Atherton Member

    Ouch!! :( I presume you've tried ice (or a bag of frozen peas)? Can't really offer any other advice. I hope it goes down before Sunday. Good luck!
  4. Jethro Vindabona

    Jethro Vindabona New Member

    :shock: So sorry to hear of the most untimely accident. I think Mr. Brasscrest had some good advice up there...and I do think it helps to keep the hand higher than heart-level whenever possible.

    Anyway...Hope it heals quickly and that all goes well on Sunday.
  5. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Cold water!!!
    and frozen peas!

    Really helps... see my Bandroom Injuries thread!

  6. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    And loads of arnica (you can get cream or tablets from health-foody type shops) or witch hazel.
  7. jameshowell

    jameshowell Active Member


    Sorry to hear about ur hand! Sounds painful!

    Hope it clears up by sunday! :lol:
  8. Dawnys_flug

    Dawnys_flug Member


    Sat with a rather large bag of peas on my hand all last night and rubbed lots of arnica on before i went to bed.

    It seems to have done the trick!! My third valve finger (which was hit most badly!) is still a bit tender but they are all normal size now and i didn't have too much trouble at band practise just, so roll on tomorrow!!!!

    Oh but now i have to make sure i don't file my hand coz my cork decided that nothing had affected my playing in about 4 hours and so fell out never to be seen again! I am now filing a new one as i, err, type. :x
  9. jameshowell

    jameshowell Active Member

    Glad to hear your hand's better! Sounded painful!

    Fortunately I don't have that problem as I have one of those fancy Armado push button waterkeys (a godsend, I must've held the world record for cork trouble on my old yammy!)

    Good luck with your Area's tomorrow!
  10. floral_dance

    floral_dance Member

    glad your hand is better, good luck for tomorrow