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post Feb 18 2008, 10:26 PM
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Okay, so I have this weird pain in my fretting hand. It's between my ring and middlefinger, and basically it hurts when I'm fretting with the ring finger. So if I fret with the ring finger at some hard place or with a big stretch, this weird pain wave hits between my middle and ring finger, it's like something stings me there and I have to stop playing and shake it or massage it or what ever.... sad.gif And I'm kinda freaking out unsure.gif because it won't go away, I even took a three days break of playing and hoped that it would heal, but no sad.gif Maybe it's beacuse I'm not warmin up enough or something, but one thing is for sure, I'm going nuts... blink.gif

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post Feb 18 2008, 10:36 PM
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Hmm it looks like i had when i was practicing with the band, well i think for me it was because my muscles were tired from training and guitar playing, try to give it a rest and look how its over 1 or 2 days ?


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post Feb 18 2008, 10:38 PM
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i start off playing extremely slow warming up, i had some small pains before but i seem to have got rid of it now.

warm up extremely slowly for a good 5 minutes at least before you play,

i first start off with a john petruci chromatic execise


remember - really really painfull slow wink.gif

then i go onto this satriani warm up chord thing (starts at 00:33)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-H72ECeZBs...feature=related ( do it a bit slower than he does though)

then i do the petrucci exercise again but slowly increase speed until i feel comforatble enough.


Dont freak out too bad- with the right amount of rest and good warmig up my hand problem went away- remember that if it continues you should see a doctor smile.gif

5-10 minutes f warming up may seem alot but its very important to get the blood going etc , just think that you may be putting your hand out of action if you dont.

Take care, and report back with any news about your hand- hope it recovers soon.
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post Feb 18 2008, 10:45 PM
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QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Feb 18 2008, 11:38 PM) *
Take care, and report back with any news about your hand- hope it recovers soon.


Thanks man, I think I'll let my hand rest for a couple of days, but after that I will certainly try the warm ups you suggested smile.gif Thanks mate for the great advice... I will report in a couple of days how everything works smile.gif


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post Feb 18 2008, 10:46 PM
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QUOTE (kyldeee @ Feb 18 2008, 09:45 PM) *
I will report in a couple of days how everything works smile.gif

Great stuff- glad to help, i know that this kind of thing can be a pain in the ass hand biggrin.gif
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post Feb 18 2008, 10:50 PM
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QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Feb 18 2008, 11:46 PM) *
Great stuff- glad to help, i know that this kind of thing can be a pain in the ass hand biggrin.gif

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post Feb 18 2008, 10:50 PM
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It means you should rest!
And that is no fun.. sad.gif

But it probably also means that - if treated properly - you are just about to break through a barrier.
Which will make your playing better.
So, don't ruin it! laugh.gif


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post Feb 18 2008, 10:55 PM
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QUOTE (jacmoe @ Feb 18 2008, 11:50 PM) *
It means you should rest!
And that is no fun.. sad.gif

But it probably also means that - if treated properly - you are just about to break through a barrier.
Which will make your playing better.
So, don't ruin it! laugh.gif

Yeah, I hate that I'll have to take a break from playing, because it's the only thing that makes me happy these days smile.gif
But I'm just afraid that something serious might happen and I won't able to play at all and that would be even worse than a couple of days of break smile.gif


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post Feb 19 2008, 12:27 AM
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Guess I've been pretty damn lucky since I don't do any serious warming-up. huh.gif
Try resting few more days and then do warming up all the time.
And if still hurts then consult a doctor,it'd be wise. smile.gif


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post Feb 19 2008, 12:30 AM
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QUOTE (Muris @ Feb 19 2008, 01:27 AM) *
Guess I've been pretty damn lucky since I don't do any serious warming-up. huh.gif
Try resting few more days and then do warming up all the time.
And if still hurts then consult a doctor,it'd be wise. smile.gif

Yeah, I'll give it a rest for a couple of days and hope that it will heal smile.gif


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post Feb 19 2008, 12:35 AM
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QUOTE (kyldeee @ Feb 18 2008, 10:26 PM) *
Okay, so I have this weird pain in my fretting hand. It's between my ring and middlefinger, and basically it hurts when I'm fretting with the ring finger. So if I fret with the ring finger at some hard place or with a big stretch, this weird pain wave hits between my middle and ring finger, it's like something stings me there and I have to stop playing and shake it or massage it or what ever.... sad.gif And I'm kinda freaking out unsure.gif because it won't go away, I even took a three days break of playing and hoped that it would heal, but no sad.gif Maybe it's beacuse I'm not warmin up enough or something, but one thing is for sure, I'm going nuts... blink.gif

Any advice will be appreciated smile.gif

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Here's your solution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL-QD0kZqA8


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post Feb 19 2008, 12:38 AM
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QUOTE (shellshock1911 @ Feb 19 2008, 01:35 AM) *
There's your problem

Here's your solution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL-QD0kZqA8

Cool, thanks man, I'm definitely going to use this stuff smile.gif


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post Feb 19 2008, 12:40 AM
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QUOTE (kyldeee @ Feb 19 2008, 12:30 AM) *
Yeah, I'll give it a rest for a couple of days and hope that it will heal smile.gif


Fingers crossed,keep us updated!! smile.gif
In a mean while do some theory,or even make a break from music generally,
sometimes it has really cool effects,try it,charge your batteries well. wink.gif


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+ 1 with deep roots. A painfull slow warmup might really help things. I suffered ALOT of hand pain in the first 6 months, the point when my fingers even locked up and I looked like a crab laugh.gif blink.gif

The problem was, that I was not warming up correctly - as soon as I learnt to start slow and end up fast towards the end of my practice routine the problems went away.

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post Feb 19 2008, 12:51 PM
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Thanks guys for the great advices smile.gif I will report in a few days from now how everything works out smile.gif Now, I think ( like Muris said ) I'm gonna study some theory or maybe even watch some Van Halen's music videos that I bought yesterday biggrin.gif

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post Feb 19 2008, 01:14 PM
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I would stop playing or diminish the exercises for a couple of days to prevent serious damage.


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post Feb 21 2008, 01:17 AM
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I think the hand has healed pretty nicely and I'm now ready to get back to my daily practicing... These past couple of days that I've been taking a break, I've been creating a good practice routine, that looks like this:

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- WARM UP/STRETCHES --- 30 min - 1 hour

- DAVID O' TOOLES CHORD LESSONS ( LEARN NEW CHORD GROUPS )
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- Pull-Offs Lesson ( Legato ) 15-30 min
- Legato Exercise Lesson ( Legato ) 15-30 min
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- Alternate Picking Chops ( Alternate Picking ) 15-30 min
- Sweep Picking Lesson ( Sweep Picking ) 15-30 min
- Sweeping Basics ( Sweep Picking ) 15-30 min
- Kris' 101 Guitar Tapping Video Lessons ( Tapping ) 15-30 min
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- DAVID WALLIMAN THEORY LESSONS

- ANDREW COCKBURN's THEORY LESSONS
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CONTINUE MY LESSONS -CHALLENGE
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The Lessons -challenge is my own lesson planer kind of thing, where I practice lessons in an order, but don't mind about that smile.gif

With this new practice routine, I think I can reach some new levels with my playing, hopefully smile.gif And I'm adding some extra time on the warm ups, to keep my hands good and healthy biggrin.gif

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post Feb 21 2008, 02:57 AM
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That's great man. Remember don't push too far because of your recent pains. THey can come back pretty quickly. Just take it easy, and practice as much as you can. I'm glad everything is OK now! smile.gif


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post Feb 21 2008, 01:03 PM
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Thanks mate smile.gif


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post Feb 21 2008, 01:14 PM
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Its probably strain from practising (muscle memory), everyone gets it when they approach something new

Consider it like growing pain, your muscles gaining the 'memory' of your actions, allowing you to do it

It should subside quickly, and once it does it should make everything slightly easier smile.gif

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