Well then don't knock or brush your finger against things and keep on playing.SCREEM said:My hand has been killing me, I have been doing alot of chording lately and my index finger freaks out at the lightest brush or knock into something. The funny thing is I have no pain while playing:confused-smiley-010
It's a pretty scarry thought, to have to stop playing for fear of nerve dammage, but you decribed my problem to a "T".-TJ- said:Happens to me too. I wouldnt freak out or anything, its probably muscle fatigue. I go through periods of mainly playing lead and the dreaded "shredding" stuff.... and when I go back to more chord based jazz playing my hands cramp up much more, and not while I'm playing, just after I'm done.
I alleviated some of the pain by trying to keep better wrist posture while doing the chording, its helped a bit, but I still get the pain every now and then.
What is the action set like on these guitars? If the action is too high you are going to have to work much to hard to push the strings down, esoecialy on bar chords.SCREEM said:My hand has been killing me, I have been doing alot of chording lately and my index finger freaks out at the lightest brush or knock into something. The funny thing is I have no pain while playing:confused-smiley-010
Be careful! There are NO MUSCLES in the fingers. All movement is through tendons attached to muscles in the forearm. YES stretching before and during playing is important!!!!!! It limbers up the tendons and their fulcrum points. Soreness in the back of the hand is from those tendons which OPEN the grip fighting against the ones which ultimately get "trigger finger" or stenosing tenosynovitis. There is tons of literature on that condition.PaulS said:The cramps and soreness are like tj said from muscle fatigue.
....The old conflict between looking cool and still being able to play after 30 years of age.......Lester B. Flat said:Another thing to watch out for is to not have your guitar slung too low. If it's your index finger bothering you, one of the main compression points is in the wrist (carpal tunnel). Having your guitar raised helps keep your wrist straighter when playing chords and allows that tendon to move freely.
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