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once-a-polecat:

flamboyantartdick:

lightsintheskye:

nightmaze:

beerfridgeaesthetic:

sidneyia:

charlieslowartsies:

timelord-named-the-artist:

charlieslowartsies:

when you don’t do a warm up and go straight into lineart and your hand does the thing

Thats a sign of inflammation of the wrist called carpel tunnel . I had surgery because it got so bad I couldn’t draw anymore.

Yikes D8.

That’s why it’s so important to do stretches and draw with your whole arm (ok, arguably hard with a tablet versus a big gorgeous easel) and etc but I forgot today bc I am a moron and it was great

?????

people warm up to draw? like… how?

not an artists but climbing hand and lower arm exercises;

trying to find more and better diagrams for other stretches but yeah it’s super important if your gonna be using your arms a lot.

Adding this important video for all the artists out there, take care of your hands ♥

Reblog to save an art life

I have carple tunnel syndrome and it’s really important to do these!!!

I’m a handbalancer with a history of tendinitis in my wrist and I’d like to add a few other suggestions:

1. Roll your wrists through their full circular range-of-motion (like you would roll your neck). It’s not just a matter of the carpal tunnel, but there are many other small structures in your hands wrists and forearms that can get stuck & constricted.

2. Tick-tock your wrists laterally, thumb-to-pinkie direction, with your hands facing the ceiling, facing each other and facing downwards.

3. Face your hands downward, with your elbows out, gently grip one hand with the other at about the area where your hand starts to flare away from the wrist. Relax the hand and wrist being gripped and with the other hand give a gentle pull (traction) and softly jiggle the hand around in the wrist. Don’t use force, be kind and soft about it. Your wrists will probably make all kinds of crackly noises. Then do the opposite side.

4. If you’re having problems with your hands and wrists to the point where you’re wearing a wrist brace: SLEEP IN YOUR BRACE! I got this advice from the hand specialist I saw for PT. When we sleep it’s common to curl up our hands or lay on the and that interferes with the free flow of blood and lymph needed to heal your muscles, tendons and joints. If you wear your brace you can’t curl the hand up and even if you roll over on it, you won’t get the same constriction.

Bassist here. I do all of these ^^^^ except the brace. Also, I stretch my hands,

fingers, wrists, and forearms daily, even if I’m not going to play.

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darkbookworm13: baggijaggi: panic-potato: byebyethinspo: Do not “wait to get worse”. I don’t care…

darkbookworm13:

baggijaggi:

panic-potato:

byebyethinspo:

Do not “wait to get worse”.

I don’t care if you’ve “been worse”

Your body is tired of this.

You deserve help in this moment.

I needed this today, thanks.

Additionally: It doesn’t matter if other people “have it worse”.

You deserve help.

Needed this, it’s so hard to remember.

this. this is my daily argument with myself over whether to use my dwindling supply of pain meds I can take during the day.

from Tumblr https://suriel.tumblr.com/post/175989173007

darkbookworm13: baggijaggi: panic-potato: byebyethinspo: Do not “wait to get worse”. I don’t care…

darkbookworm13:

baggijaggi:

panic-potato:

byebyethinspo:

Do not “wait to get worse”.

I don’t care if you’ve “been worse”

Your body is tired of this.

You deserve help in this moment.

I needed this today, thanks.

Additionally: It doesn’t matter if other people “have it worse”.

You deserve help.

Needed this, it’s so hard to remember.

this. this is my daily argument with myself over whether to use my dwindling supply of pain meds I can take during the day.

from Tumblr https://suriel.tumblr.com/post/175989173007