#1
Hey guys.
I've got very annoying problem which keeps dragging me down away from the fretboard.
I suffer from spiking pain in right side of my left wrist after 10-15 minutes of playing.
At this point you're probably gonna say: "stretch" and I do.
I even work out physically- I started lifting weights and I'm doing full body streching before even touching the fretboard.
No matter what I do I still feel this pressure (at first) which transforms into pain in the same place of my left wrist.
However recently I nocited something strange: my left hand is naturally twisted/bent to the left so that the angle I create beetween my fingers and the fretboard is far away from 90 degrees.
Am I doing something wrong here?
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See? It's bent, not straight and the pressure and pain I experience comes directly from the side of the wrist I bend when I play.
I tried playing straight -90Degrees angle and hand completely straight but it feels very unnatural to me and I completely loose my feeling of the fretboard.
Maybe it's the matter of getting used to?
Perhaps I got used to bad left hand positioning and it will take time untill I reposition it back to how it should work?

I will appreciate your opininon on this matter guys.
This issue has been a real pita for me since the dawn of the time...
Gettin' better ^_^
Last edited by Shadowy at Sep 15, 2009,
#2
if your doing all your stretches and warming up properly you are better of seeing a doctor.

and medical advice shouldn`t be given here on UG.

you`ll probably get some peeps say carpal tunnel syndrome but ignore them and see your doc and hope it gets sorted soon.
#3
What kind of doctor you could advise me for wrist pains?
Gettin' better ^_^
#4
orthopaedic hand specialist or just go to the accident and emergency at your hospital and they can refer you.
Last edited by ibanezgod1973 at Sep 15, 2009,