Originally Posted by chiimba
Saw something on back pain..so why not
So we've been playing live again for the first time in awhile after finishing our first CD recently and it's been great.. except for about 3 weeks ago I noticed a bruising pain primarily on the inside of my thumb where it pushes against the neck of the guitar. I have no idea how I hurt it or why it hurt..but its an interior joint pain ..hurts when i try to do certain pinching type motions or pushing on something.
I didn't think much of it at first; and kind of played through it with a few shows; but it never went away and if anything got worse. Now the last week I've been trying to rest it; and ice it; and it doesn't really feel any better. If anything I feel like it's stiffened up and is more sensitive than when I was playing through it. It's taped right now to keep from bending and I'm not sure if I'm doing the right thing... my doctor only had an appointment available next Thursday.
It just sucks because 1.) i already am getting severly saddened by not playing guitar; which I usually do everyday for an hour or two at least; and 2.) we're supposed to be playing as many shows as possible; and it's affecting the bands ability to practice.
Anyone ever experience pain like this? I've played guitar for like 8 years and this is the first instance.
Obviously you live in the US. Most other civil democracies wouldn't make you wait for any malady.
Anyways. Is it on your playing hand or fretting thumb
Can you pinpoint any event that caused it?
If so, have an MRI done on it. Look for ligament issues.
Maybe try some Aleve.
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