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PanamaMan
post Jan 15 2008, 11:31 PM
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i've been playing a lot recently for longer peroids of time then im used too and sometimes i would feel a strain in my right shoulder(my picking arm) every once in a while.So today when i woke up before i even started to play i got a lot of pain in the same shoulder.Could it possibly be from playing too tensed i dunno has anyone ever experienced something similiar?Should i take a break from playing for a little while.
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post Jan 16 2008, 12:03 AM
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I've experienced a slight pain in my shoulder too just recently when I switched from playing acoustic for a couple years to now playing electric. There's no longer that big piece of wood to help hold some of the weight. I'd try loosening up your arm a bit and relaxing as well as playing a little less, especially if you woke up with the pain before you even started playing. The worse thing to do now would be to injure yourself more. Maybe a warm bath/shower would help along with taking a break.


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post Jan 16 2008, 12:14 AM
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Try and make sure your sitting as up right as possible, I`m terrible for slouching over the top of my guitar and occasionaly get a small ache in my right shoulder in my back, small breaks and stretches I find normally shift it, but if it gets any worse then I`d suggest stopping for a little while in case you hurt yourself more seriously. Muscle gels are good for this sort of thing and my wife swears by "arnica" gel which is a natural product so you can slap loads of it on, it does actually work quite well (in fairness to her laugh.gif )


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Ivan Milenkovic
post Jan 16 2008, 12:18 AM
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It is definitely a serious matter. You don't need to go to the doctor, but be careful, take some days off, and concentrate to keep you shoulders leveled and relaxed all the time.


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post Jan 16 2008, 12:20 AM
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Yes, definitely take a break. Be relaxed while playing, take breaks, warm up, stretch, be careful etc. etc.


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post Jan 16 2008, 12:33 AM
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some time s maby should be other wise if this pain still long time i prefare to see a doc


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