It’s no secret that drumming can be rough on the hands, especially when you play hand drums. It can be easy to get carried away in the fun of hand drumming, especially for new drummers. If a drummer does not pay attention to the way they are drumming or take proper care of their hands, the result can be painful, swollen, or even bloody hands. If not properly cared for, hands can even develop painful forms of arthritis over time. This arthritis in drummers is most commonly located in the lower base of the thumb. The pain can start out mild, but grow to be excruciatin
Beginner drummers can find drumming to be especially painful while the skin of their hands is adjusting to the new activity. Even experienced drummers will often experience tenderness of the hands after a long drumming session. There are a few tips you can keep in mind however to keep drumming as fun and pain free as possible.
taking care of your hands you can ensure that drumming can remain a fun and expressive hobby for years to come. Remember, if you’re good to your hands, they’ll be good to you.