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,
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.
What kind of doctor you could advise me for wrist pains?
Gettin' better ^_^
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,