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Anuj
post Jun 7 2008, 11:39 AM
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Hi all
I always thought that guitarist suffer from pain in left hand....
I have been playing for the past 3 years and now suddenly i have started to have pain in my right hand... this happens as soon as i start playing RIFFS.........Yes it happens when i start playing riffs and all...(ie rock stuff..)

I guess the right hand moves a lot when playing riffs and thats why i am facing this problem... can any one advice what should i do...??

Should just continue palying and hope that it will go away as soon as i get used to playing more and more fast riffs???

Or should i do any perticular excercise ??

Please suggest

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Bogdan Radovic
post Jun 7 2008, 11:42 AM
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Well you should stop when you feel the pain, and rest...Is it a sharp pain , or one produced when your muscles get tired ?


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post Jun 7 2008, 01:53 PM
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You must warm up your right hand before practicing as much as you warm up your left - around 10 minutes of slow paced simple exercises, hand stretching and hand exercises. It will be fine, just take it slowly and don't practice when you didn't properly warm up. It may not seem like a big deal now but in 10 years maybe (god forbit!) you won't be able to play if you don't watch out, so be careful - it is always the best solution.


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post Jun 7 2008, 02:08 PM
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Thanx... guys..
No , its not a pinching pain, my right hand gets tired and i am not able to continue...
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post Jun 8 2008, 10:19 AM
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Definitely warm up properly. I have seen many people already that only worry about warming up the left hand, but of course also the right hand has to be warmed up, it is doing as much work. And definitely take a break when you are in pain, this "no pain no gain" thing is nonsense, if you continue to play and try to force yourself through this problem you might end up having serious problems.


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post Jun 8 2008, 11:01 AM
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are you very relaxed when you play or is your right hand very stiff?


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post Jun 8 2008, 01:46 PM
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Well try relaxing the right hand, and of course in time you will build up the endurance...


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post Jun 8 2008, 02:49 PM
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Set a lesson with an experienced teacher asking him to check your posture on guitar, something may be wrong, like a non-correct right hand wrist, maybe not straight. It really difficult to diagnose the problem without look at you while playing, anyway pain is the alarm bell used by our body to tell us that something is wrong!


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post Jun 9 2008, 04:24 PM
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you can also do some massages to your hand


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post Jun 9 2008, 05:02 PM
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If you are like me, you may be doing too much activities with your hands during the day.

I work on computer almost all day, and for fun I play guitar and play computer games... So it is about the accumulated stress on the hand, and not only the guitar playing.

I had pain in the past in the right hand. sad.gif My solution was to use the mouse with left hand while working (and right hand when playing PC games). A friend of mine suggested that and I am really grateful to him! smile.gif

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post Jun 9 2008, 05:11 PM
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i'm was have same problem few days ago and i'm was have pain on my right index mad.gif
i'm take break around 4-5 days to get the worst pain out and then i'm start play again..actualy when i'm start to play again i'm was still in pain but the pain is diferent and now the pain going out

the recomendations is take break...i'm know it's painfuel rolleyes.gif and pay more attenton for stretching and relaxing your ands and finger at time when you play

good luck

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sad.gif My solution was to use the mouse with left hand while working (and right hand when playing PC games). A friend of mine suggested that and I am really grateful to him! smile.gif


+1 laugh.gif i'm never thing that way until i'm have also pain on my right..good id wink.gif


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