#1
Hi,

Is there something I can do to prevent my fingers from hurting after having played with them for several hours?

Thanks for help,
Jakel
#3
I already play for more than 1 year, and usually they dont hurt, but yesterday I played for more than about 7 hours, and now they do hurt ^^
#4
Quote by Jakel
I already play for more than 1 year, and usually they dont hurt, but yesterday I played for more than about 7 hours, and now they do hurt ^^

ahh... I looked at your join date and thought you were new to guitar
I still have the same problem man, like yesterday me and my band were playing for hours, my fingers still hurt but it cant be helped
#5
the more you play the less it will hurt lol, even though it is painful try and play a little bit today
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#6
Pro hands gripmaster may help you.

It's used in different sports and hobbies , and I've seen recoomendations for guitar too. I have one and it's great. I use it when I watch TV or just have some time listening to music. I've noiticed it's improved my finger strength and made my playing a lot better too.

This may help you as I had problems similar that have now gone since using it.


Hope this helps.

Ds.
#7
i usally dip my whole hand in a bowl of hot water (obviously not too hot), it helps to relax my the muscles...

its just like after a nice game of basketball then taking a bath in a hot tub to relax...

mmmmmm.....
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#9
It's the fingertips, my muscles are alright, sorry I didn't say that ^^
#10
when my fingers hurt, I kept playing till they didnt hurt anymore. I rarely feel any pain today regardless of how long/intenssive I play now.
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#12
Well, my personal experience for building up your fingertips (also called calluses) is that when they hurt, you should take a break. This will allow your skin to rest and build up the calluses. That way you should be able to play longer and longer until it's not a problem to you.

Also pay attention to how hard you are pressing the frets. Often you can loosen up a bit without the strings beginning to buzz.
#13
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[...]when they hurt, you should take a break.


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You'll work up a tolerance. Just don't stop playing!


I really don't know what to do now xD

And, is there something I can do when they already hurt and I want the pain to go away?
#14
Quote by Jakel
I really don't know what to do now xD

And, is there something I can do when they already hurt and I want the pain to go away?

Not that i know off:p The best advice i can give you, is get used to that pain xD And maybe let your fingers heal before you play again:p