Last month Dave
Matthews Band violinist told fans on
Twitter he had developed arthritis in his right hand from years of rapid bow strokes.
Apparently he's now been diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and underwent surgery last
week to treat the condition.
Tinsley once again took to Twitter to keep fans posted on his health. Boyd says his hand
is already back to normal just three days after the surgery. He expects to be fine for the
start of DMB's summer tour on Friday, though warns "You will see me sometimes wearing a
splint or ace bandage. This is only a precaution while the incision heals." The violinist
also tweeted a note of thanks to the team at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville,
who took care of him last week.
Tinsley's hand issues were noticeable earlier this year when he dropped his bow a number of
times during his guest appearance with Phil Lesh & Friends at The Capitol Theatre in Port
Chester, NY and during DMB's tour of Australia.
[Published on: 5/12/14]