I’m not one who looks at every alternative “medical” thing that comes along, at least now (I did when I was much younger). But in the last 7-8 years I have been having some pain when playing bass. It used to be very sporadic – months to years apart, but now it can be frequent. I have been searching for something to help out.
I ran across something in Target over the weekend. They are copper infused compression gloves with the fingertips cut off. I won’t mention any brand names but there are a few out there.
When I first tried them on, they were comfortable and I wore them for a couple of hours straight. I tried to play bass with them on but that didn’t work too well. I’ve been wearing them now before practice/rehearsal/performance time and then afterwards.
I’m going to keep a journal of sorts here on this blog as to the efficacy (if any) of these gloves. I’m turning 59 in a couple of months and I don’t plan to quit playing bass anytime soon. We will see if the gloves help……………………………..or it’s just snake oil.