Right im not really sure if this belongs on another board as realistically i dont actually know the problem.
Ive noticed that i nearly always have cold hands, particularly in the fingers generally getting colder towards the tips. The only times theyre warm is when i have actually done something like had a shower or maybe had them on the radiator. Gloves dont really seem to do much ether.
I wondered if this is likely to be something like circulation problems? Im a musician playing drums and piano for at least an hour every day (obviously very intense on the hands); is this likely to effect it?
Ok, I'm a teenager with 123 over 77 blood pressure and i don't remember the last time i had my thyroids checked (if i have ever).
Im almost certain its not Raynaud's. I don't suffer from it when i touch something cold and my hands/fingers never change colour even when very cold. It also doesn't tend to come sporadically, it's just generally always there. My hands are just constantly chilled..
Some people just have cold hands, poor circulation or not. I don't think practice could cause it, in fact it probably increases blood flow to your hands. Unless they're painful, numb or change color I wouldn't worry about it healthwise.
As a musician, it could effect you though - cold fingers don't work as well or as fast as warm ones. Get some microwavable hand warmers to use before you play.
Last edited by AuntieLeela; 02-06-2009 at 02:38 PM.