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GoodLuckMode 01-16-2013 04:25 PM

Fretting hand wrist
Hi! This is my first post in the forums.

I need help with this matter. Just healed from a severe tendonitis (3 years long, take care with your hands!), so i investigated a lot about correct technique, It seems like is recommended to keep the wrist straight all the time, maybe a little bent when really needed. It makes sense, but it feels more natural and easy to bend on the 5 and 6 string, specially on powerchords. But looking at shredder videos lots of them bend their wrist in bizarre angles (75/90) and seems to be ok for years without any RSI. For example:

youtube .com/watch?v=o-H72ECeZBs

Im paranoid? Do i really need to correct this in order to keep the wrist healthy?

Thanks too much and sorry for wall of text!

Andy Pollow 01-16-2013 05:47 PM

You mean this Satriani video?

He dosent always bend his wrist that much. Look at about 2:00. He has the blues thumb. But your not being paranoid - I did get hurt real bad from bending my wrist too much.

Junior#1 01-16-2013 11:51 PM

You always want to keep your wrist as straight as possible.

GoodLuckMode 01-17-2013 08:12 AM

Thank for the replies. That video really helped.

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