Lower Rib Cage Pain

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  1. Fret Wilkes

    Fret Wilkes Friend of Leo's

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    I woke up this moring (dah DAH dah duh lol) with pain on the bone of my lower rib cage, right side. It's quite tender. I was at a loss to explain this sudden pain when it struck me: I had a band practice last night and instead of using my Alligator Stratocaster, which I've been using pretty much exclusively, I used my 2000 AV52RI Telecaster! My rib cage is not used to "The Plank"! Amazing.

    Ah the joys of the Telecaster! The upside is it sounded fabulous, and plays beautifully. Heck, what's a little bone pain! lol

    Edit - this is a good excuse to post a photo of said Telecaster being PLAYED!

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  2. tery

    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    Get well soon .
     
  3. ieatlions

    ieatlions Tele-Afflicted

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    Now we know the real reason Prince had his lower ribs removed..
     
  4. _MementoMori_

    _MementoMori_ Tele-Afflicted

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    My man, you look like Neil Young's long lost twin with those big bad wolf chops.
     
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    You woke up this morning? You're doing a heluva a lot better than the guy who didn't. Keep it in perspective. ;)
     
  6. Fret Wilkes

    Fret Wilkes Friend of Leo's

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    Ah, thank you for the comment sir! I like to think "Neil Young looks like ME". ;0)
     
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    My belly kind of prevents this problem.
     
  8. getbent

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    wish I was at that gig!
     
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    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Great pic!
    Hope you feel better soon!
     
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  10. pbenn

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    You might not want full belly contour on a Tele, but extra heavy roundover at top back edge can get real comfortable.

    Bound custom Telecaster can't do this, of course.
     
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  11. Chester P Squier

    Chester P Squier Tele-Holic

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    The great thing about music is that it can override pain. Like the arthritic pain at the base of my thumb when playing barre chords. Or even in pain in fingers before callouses appear.
     
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    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Belly cut should have been standard long ago...
     
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  13. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

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    As far as comfort, Leo Fender and team built one of the most comfortable guitars ever produced when they built the Stratocaster. The accommodations made for comfort will spoil a person,ime. My first electric almost 60 years ago was an early ‘60s L.P.(SG) Junior. The bevels of that body make for comfort, too.
    Fret, maybe wear a vest with a piece of saddle leather sewn in to buffer those ribs from the Tele????……because we know you are not going to give up playing a Tele, right?.
     
  14. Fret Wilkes

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    I like the idea Wally! Part of the issue is that I've lost 44lbs, intentionally, over the last 10 months, so I don't have the built-in "Tele padding" that I used to have! lol And, NO, I will not be quitting Telecaster anytime soon sir. ;0) I've got three of the bloody things that need more playing time, because as you state, that Strat just "fits", and I've been neglectful.

    I'll say I was truly surprised when I felt the pain this AM! "What the...?"
     
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  15. natec

    natec Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    It might be worth a quick conversation with your primary doc and/or rheumatologist (if you have one). When my ankylosing spondylitis first kicked in - I felt it in my lower ribs. The sensation was identical to being punched by someone who knew what they were doing.

    It only happened first thing in the morning and felt better the longer I was up and the more I moved around. In simplified terms - AS is a variant of Arthritis where your immune system attacks connective tissue in your lower spine. For some of us that shows up at the junctions where our lowest two or three ribs connect to the backbone.

    It's manageable.. but I hope you don't have it.
     
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  16. Chester P Squier

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    I agree about the comfort of the Stratocaster. It's the most ergonomic musical instrument of all time, and by musical instrument I am including brass, woodwinds, and keyboards as well as stringed instruments.

    (Probably shouldn't post that on a Telecaster-based forum. But I did anyway.)
     
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  17. lewis

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    Make sure it's not your Tele's fault. Broken rib? Appendix?
     
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