Hellyeah's Tom Maxwell recounts his recovery from the debilitating hand injury that almost left him unable to play

Tom Maxwell
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Tom Maxwell is no stranger to pain by injection, as he’s been on the receiving end of tattoo needles countless times. 

However, nothing prepared him for the agony of cortisone shots in the palm of his left hand, which were the first line of treatment for stenosing tenosynovitis, an excruciating condition better known as 'trigger finger'.

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Alison Richter is a seasoned journalist who interviews musicians, producers, engineers, and other industry professionals, and covers mental health issues for GuitarWorld.com. Writing credits include a wide range of publications, including GuitarWorld.com, MusicRadar.com, Bass Player, TNAG Connoisseur, Reverb, Music Industry News, Acoustic, Drummer, Guitar.com, Gearphoria, She Shreds, Guitar Girl, and Collectible Guitar.