#1
I play the G chord with my index,middle finger and pinky or with my index,middle and ring finger.

When I play the 2th method I always feel a pain in the 'bone' of my ringer finger,like where it fold.

Has someone experienced this before?

Also when I was younger I hurt this finger/bone a lot of times by playing basketball or any other sports using my hand.I think I have this in the same spot of my right hand too.It also started swelling then but not when I play guitar.

Wtf is this?And can I do anything about it?
Last edited by FlyingStar at Oct 12, 2009,
#2
either keep using the second method and hope ur fingers will grow stronger, or if they dont just stick to the first method, which i think is how most people play it anyway
#3
Yeah I don't really know if it will go away when my finger will grow stronger or it's just something permanent.Maybe someone has expierenced this before and could tell me
#4
How did you damage this finger?

If you had to avoid using it for ages it may have lost strength and never regained it- although i don't think this is it because there are no muscles there. I'm not a doctor so it could be something else (actually, for best results you should ask a doctor ).

If your finger was broken it may not have set properly- although if this is it you would likely have trouble bending the joints.

Or, if you mean you damaged it by bending it wrong etc, it could be you're hitting a nerve or something- in which case if you keep causing it to happen you will damage the nerve further and lose feeling in the end of your finger.

I don't know what it is, but I would suggest avoiding using it in ways that hurt. I don't think it will get stronger, there are no muscles down the length of your finger- only in the palm. If you use it more it might "loosen up", but it depends whats wrong with it.

I would consult a doctor if you're that worried, although it might just be fixed by more warming up exercises before you play.
#5
Lol I think this finger is really ****ed up or something because I remember again.

Back when I played basketball and stuff it was the other joint of this finger that started swelling.Maybe it's a nerve like you said.
Last edited by FlyingStar at Oct 13, 2009,