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Conor

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Re: Is diaboling dangerous? (overuse injuries)
« Reply #40 on: December 14, 2007, 06:36:21 pm »
when i first started i wouldnt put my diabolo down and within a month i got repetative strain injuries in my right fore arm (it was diabolo i swear). If you do too much too early you're likely to hurt yourself, it takes time for the muscles to build up and be able to deal with it and even then there are limits - tried diaboloing / juggling all day at BJC most days and was ready to die when i got home :)

sasha

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Re: Is diaboling dangerous? (overuse injuries)
« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2007, 05:42:26 pm »
i have carbons with a hard foam grip and i get pain in my right forearm which is ok, its not that bad, but when i do vertax (which i do very badly, :(  ) my palm sometimes hurt so much its unbearable! i got a new technique where i like hold the left stick pretty loosely and point it downwards. anyway, diabolo puts a lot of strain to your arms and back when you do it too aggressively. if you do it with patience you can do like 2-4 hours a day without much trouble. i always have a go for like ten minutes and then rest for a minute, then some more and more and more etc.

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Re: Is diaboling dangerous? (overuse injuries)
« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2007, 08:55:50 pm »
Is diaboloing dangerous? I diabolo maybe 30min - 1 hour of a day
and some others do maybe 3 hours of a week, so is it dangerous to do it much ?
ive got pain with all gear just by doing chinese snaps

ERIK da blue

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« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2008, 04:12:35 pm »
just recently i have hurt my wrist by diaboloing and juggling too much.
I'm going to a juggling convention in a week, so should i:
a)rest my wrist for a week and become a bit rusty for the convention?
b)sod it and just keep practicing until the convention and rest after, risking making the healing time longer?

please help me!!!

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TheDutchMan

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Re: muscle strain
« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2008, 04:40:52 pm »
Had a similar problem a while ago...except I had no juggling convention in a week. Sure I didn't injure myself doing diabolo, but I'm sure it didn't help it. I couldn't help it tho... its just to addictive!

I did end up getting a pysio for it in the end though

All in all it seems to be better now.

I bet you'll find other people will tell you to rest it but you'll be wanting to use it! I suppose it depends just how bad it is?

Duncan

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Re: muscle strain
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2008, 04:49:42 pm »
DutchMan called it - I say rest it.

You've answered your question already, Erik. By noting that continual practicing will injure it further, it's pretty obvious you should rest it.

Are you performing at this convention, Erik?

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Tom Derrick

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Re: muscle strain
« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2008, 09:48:48 pm »
Definitely rest it. You'll be doing more than usual at the convention, so you don't want to be in pain for that.

ERIK da blue

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Re: muscle strain
« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2008, 08:52:01 am »
no, i'm not performing but i will rest it.

i will be sooo bored but i think it will be worth it for the convention

thanks for all your advice
janion
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Re: muscle strain
« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2008, 09:00:18 am »
I had this problem too, i think the pain was caused by doing "whip acceleration" (not sure of name). I tried to rest it but couldnt resist just a little bit of practice.
Id say if you have the convention in a week maybe just polish up the not-so-violent-movements tricks your working on but try to give it a good rest overall.
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robbie322

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Re: muscle strain
« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2008, 05:16:35 pm »
i got this pain from practising club flourishes at Bristol, and more recently from chinese whipping. i would definitely give it a rest and when you go back to it, try a more upward gentle chinese whip if this was what caused the problem. in the mean time, juggle!
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Re: Is diaboling dangerous? (overuse injuries)
« Reply #50 on: January 18, 2008, 08:38:20 pm »
I hit myself in the face with my diabolo harder than I ever have done before today.  >:(

I was not impressed and kicked my diabolo round the room in anger  ;D

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Re: Is diaboling dangerous? (overuse injuries)
« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2008, 02:33:33 am »
usually if I diabolo for a long time my right shoulder really gets soar
I guessing im gonna have to get used to it
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Re: Is diaboling dangerous? (overuse injuries)
« Reply #52 on: January 24, 2008, 03:25:57 am »
usually if I diabolo for a long time my right shoulder really gets soar
I guessing im gonna have to get used to it

My friend I hurt his shoulder from doing that, he had to rest it for a few weeks... Like a ripped tendon or something...
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Re: Is diaboling dangerous? (overuse injuries)
« Reply #53 on: January 24, 2008, 04:28:54 am »
that happened to me the other day when i was working on getting my whip duicides nice and consistent. I rested for give or take a day (read: did homework), and now i can do as many whip duicides as i want without hurting. Thank god diabolo doesn't make use of fingers that much

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Re: Is diaboling dangerous? (overuse injuries)
« Reply #54 on: February 16, 2008, 04:55:59 pm »
My friend was doing around the body orbits with someone and hit him in the eye
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Re: Is diaboling dangerous? (overuse injuries)
« Reply #55 on: March 11, 2008, 10:12:20 pm »
I guessing im gonna have to get used to it
You will get used to it and it will be subsituted with new pains that you never experienced whence you try new tricks.
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Re: Is diaboling dangerous? (overuse injuries)
« Reply #56 on: April 21, 2008, 09:06:36 pm »
I got some serious wrist pain when i was at BJC, i ended up using some deep heat cream stuff before and after diaboloing.

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Re: Is diaboling dangerous? (overuse injuries)
« Reply #57 on: April 21, 2008, 09:18:49 pm »
Well im using Mr babache alu sticks and a harlequin diabolo and i never had any pains
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Re: Is diaboling dangerous? (overuse injuries)
« Reply #58 on: July 21, 2008, 10:16:47 am »
I know it might bee seen as dragging up an old issuse.  But to save  me asking if anyone gets any weird pains in a new forum.

It seems that when i play and concentrate on diabolo for a long time i push my tongue to the front of my mouth completely subconcitiously as when i finish my front teeth are absolutlely aching.  It's unbelievebaly sore to even attempt to eat and that sucks 'cos i also love to eat.

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Re: Is diaboling dangerous? (overuse injuries)
« Reply #59 on: July 21, 2008, 05:22:13 pm »
It seems that when i play and concentrate on diabolo for a long time i push my tongue to the front of my mouth completely subconcitiously as when i finish my front teeth are absolutlely aching.  It's unbelievebaly sore to even attempt to eat and that sucks 'cos i also love to eat.

Oh Well.
I don't see how your teeth can hurt. I can't even budge my teeth with my tongue. Maybe you have a cavity?
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