I've been playing for about a year now and I practice about a hour a night. Lately I've been focusing on barre chords a bit more. When I first started I noticed a pain running from my wrist up through my index finger. After this I really tried to manage how much pressure I was putting on the strings. That pain seems to have susided now but I'm noticing a light stiffness in the finger when I make a fist. It doesn't produce any sharp pains and I can play without any irritation. It just seems like in the morning it takes a bit of extra energy to close my hand. Any ideas?
The only thing that I could think of is that you have a problem with the positioning of your hand on the neck and its putting extra strain on that finger. I'm sure theres a good guide on basic positioning somewhere on this sight, but if thats not the case then it may be something other than guitar causing it.
buy a GRIPMASTER hand excerciser that way you can practise when you're not playing guitar
It just seems like in the morning it takes a bit of extra energy to close my hand. Any ideas?
wow, you have to be pressing pretty hard. i'd lay off the chords for a but and practice something else until the pain fades a bit. you're using an acoustic aren't you?
i think it is muscle fever, if that is the right word, like after you have been working out you know?
I play an electric with 9's