Finger Sorness


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07-08-2005, 07:00 PM
Are their any quick-fixs for the sorness you fingers get after playing for to long, or are you just done for the day?

Also, what causes it, and what can be done to prevent it?

07-08-2005, 07:05 PM
its a good thing, everybody has been thru it.. eventually the skin will harden on your fingers and youll have calluses. After that the soreness will cease (hopefully)

anyway for the moment if i was you id take it as a sign showing your improvement on guitar and that your practice isnt in vain :D

07-08-2005, 07:05 PM
just go through it bro you'll get callasis soon and you can play forever lol just soak em in salt water that'll help harder em up a bit

07-08-2005, 07:05 PM
keep playing

if they bleed, take a salt tablet and walk it off

07-08-2005, 07:06 PM
Keep playing and make those fingers bleed!


or you can rest then and let them heal..... that might work...

07-08-2005, 07:09 PM
.....bleeding is good, yes definately play till they bleed

07-08-2005, 07:12 PM
I swim a lot. Has water been known to keep the callouses from growing?

07-08-2005, 07:16 PM
well i work part time on a potwash so iv got my hands wet in hot water at least 14 hours a week and i have kinda semi calouses

but the key is that the nerves have gone dead so they dont get sore so dont worry bout that man

07-08-2005, 07:18 PM
yes, if they bleed, dip them in salt. also, you'll be putting hair on your chest. no but really the longer you play the harder your finger tips will become.

07-08-2005, 08:01 PM
Avoid getting your hands wet immediately before playing. You should wash and dry them thoroughly and wait for a period of time before picking up your guitar.

-SD :dance:

07-08-2005, 10:32 PM
Finger sorness is part of the guitar learning process :) every single guitarist suffered that problem

07-09-2005, 07:55 AM
i guess i could tell u a "cheat." so dont read this unless u want to hear it.....

a thin layer of crazy glue, spread on the tip of the finger with a damp paper towel.

*the preceding is not meant to be used as a substitute for hard work and dedication in the art of callous forming. void where prohibited by law, not available in new jersey.

07-09-2005, 01:03 PM
^^ I never thought of that when i began!

And you shouldnt play till they bleed. Thats just stupid. Keep playing while they hurt, but if it gets semi unbearable, stop and rest.

Let it go like that naturally. It'll only take a couple of weeks. My fingers are so solid, i can stab the end of them into the string ends and i can barely feel it. (I dont do it on purpose, only when im retuning).

07-13-2005, 01:59 PM
Just keep playing after a while the pain will go away

07-13-2005, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by biohazardous59
take a salt tablet and walk it off

How can you walk off a finger injury???:confused:

Anyway, i've tried putting plaster on my index finger because thats the one i use most but sometimes the plaster either wears out or catches on other strings. I heard that if you put your fingers in vinegar that its makes them harder faster. I think here on UG was where i heard it.

Oh yes good advice SilentDeftone:)

07-14-2005, 06:31 AM
Originally posted by jj1565

a thin layer of crazy glue, spread on the tip of the finger with a damp paper towel.

thats a gr8 idea, as i've only been playing a while my fingers still cane when i play so i just give up then play later but i'll have to try the glue thing!!! :D

sticky tissue
07-14-2005, 09:59 AM
so what works best, putting your fingers in salt water or in vinegar

07-14-2005, 10:41 AM
My step bro told me that when he first started, he used to dip his fingers in vinegar and hold them in front of the fire. I haven't tried it yet, though...

07-14-2005, 10:56 AM
Don't worry, it's just the skin hardening up on your fingers, soon enough you won't even notice it.

07-14-2005, 10:56 AM
well i am still beginner, and for the first week they where painful and sore. and at one point almost got a blister. now in week 2 of playing they no longer hurt....but i have no feeling in my finger tips.....which is kinda annoying. but is this how they are ment to be? to be a guitarist you gotta sacrifice your sense of touch in your fingers? owwwww

07-14-2005, 11:08 AM
^ Yeah, you won't feel much on your fingertips due to the amount of dead skin on it.

-SD :dance:

07-14-2005, 11:50 AM
that super-glue trick does work

07-14-2005, 01:26 PM
haha i used to play my electric guitar without a pick and i got major callisus on my thumb, when my guitar teacher saw that he discreetly told me if i had ever heard of a pick :P

sticky tissue
07-14-2005, 03:06 PM
does the salt water and vinegar thing work then because i want to harden my skin as quickly as possible. they've started hardening.

sticky tissue
07-17-2005, 07:16 PM
come on reply..someone

sticky tissue
07-17-2005, 07:18 PM
does the salt water and vinegar thing work then because i want to harden my skin as quickly as possible. they've started hardening.

and does putting stuff on your fingers that drys the skin out help.

07-17-2005, 07:33 PM
dude, just let them go hard naturally.