#1
hey all, I was playing the other day and the song involved quite a lot a A shape barre chords which i play using my 1st and 3rd finger so obviously i have to flatten out and barre my 3rd finger after a while my 3rd finger cracked and now it is incredibly painful. it feels swollen and i cant apply any pressure to it so playing guitar really hurts. any idea what i have done? and what i should do to make sure it heals okay. Basically its just the joint nearest to the nail that hurts the most
My Beginner setup:
Ibanez rg321mh
Roland Micro cube
#2
what do you mean with ' cracked' ? did you hear a noise or something? r did you just lose strength in that finger?
#3
Quote by toine
what do you mean with ' cracked' ? did you hear a noise or something? r did you just lose strength in that finger?


it wasnt like a really loud noise, but i definitely felt it physically crack (like when you crack your knuckles). it was the joint nearest the nail that cracked when i went to flatten it to barre the strings
My Beginner setup:
Ibanez rg321mh
Roland Micro cube
#4
Quote by lwayneio
it wasnt like a really loud noise, but i definitely felt it physically crack (like when you crack your knuckles). it was the joint nearest the nail that cracked when i went to flatten it to barre the strings

hmm maybe ou forced it too much and your fingers aren't used to that.
if you still can move your finger , it isn't broken, if it hurts too much, put some ice on it.
if it doesn't get any better, go see a doctor
#5
To add to what was just said, don't play until it is fully healed. And when you can play again work with some stretching exercises.
#6
haha, guitar injuries. good job!!
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#7
yeh okay, i have got ice on it and i dont think its broken just i guess it didnt like being bent in that way. my hands are such a mess anyway from when i broke my little finger years ago. my 3rd finger always want to lean on the 2nd for support I assume its something to do with the way i fractured my hand. anyone else get that problem?

Quote by mikeYekim
haha, guitar injuries. good job!!


thanks i do try
My Beginner setup:
Ibanez rg321mh
Roland Micro cube