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#1
Hey,

Recently I've been practising alot with my band, and reaching around 8 or 9 hours playing time a day. And on my left hand (fretting), theres this really big lump next to my thumb and a smaller one next to that. Has anyone else experienced this or have any idea of what it is?

Thanks,
Ellis.
#3
I dunno mate, but I think 9 hours of playing a day is putting alot of pressure on your hand. Perhaps relaxing your hand a bit and not playing that much will help?
I don't think it's a muscle, because your finger muscles are in the wrist, not the hand. Dont' take my word for anything though.
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#5
Its not a muscle cos all the finger muscles are up in your forearm. No idea what it is though.
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Here are the pictures. Also it doesn't hurt at all.

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Blurry photos, no pain?


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No, but its a place full of guitarist, which is what i need.
#19
My hand has that as well pretty sure it is normal and nothing to worry to about.
I punch the clown left-handed though so who knows.
#20
stretch beforehand.

or what i like to do is play bass for 5 mins, then acoustic guitar for 5 mins, then electric guitar for the rest of the time.
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#22
I have that on both hands. It's nothing.
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#23
Looks like a ganglion cyst to me. It's pretty much a bunch of liquid crap built up in that bulge. The thing doesn't hurt, but it's BAD news if it bursts. You might want to get it surgically removed.
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#25
that's just muscle, nothing wrong with it. I got it from doing lots and lots of rock climbing. Other known sports that result in growth of this muscle are tennis and fapping.
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#27
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stretch beforehand.

or what i like to do is play bass for 5 mins, then acoustic guitar for 5 mins, then electric guitar for the rest of the time.


I do, I have this exercise I do before playing, and this little tool I use to make sure I'm stretched.
#29
Tbh, I think it could just be muscle. I've been playing alot of funk lately, so pressing by thumb against the back of the neck to get the stacato feel, but I dunno, none of my guitar playing friends have this.
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Tbh, I think it could just be muscle. I've been playing alot of funk lately, so pressing by thumb against the back of the neck to get the stacato feel, but I dunno, none of my guitar playing friends have this.


That's because it IS just muscle.

Trust me, I'm a biologist.
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That's because it IS just muscle.

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That's because it IS just muscle.

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#33
Meh, I have the same thing. It's just the muscle by your index finger, it happens when you practice.

If I'm correct, right there is usually sore after extended/hard practice sessions. That's just the muscle.

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Tbh, I think it could just be muscle. I've been playing alot of funk lately, so pressing by thumb against the back of the neck to get the stacato feel, but I dunno, none of my guitar playing friends have this.


Your friends don't practice enough.

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#34
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That's because it IS just muscle.

Trust me, I'm a biologist.


I haven't looked at the pictures, but there are no muscles whatsoever in the fingers.

Edit: okay i managed to get the pictures to work (i hate my internet...) and if I put my hand in the same position, it looks the same. It's the muscle for your thumb which controls 'closing' movements, i.e. holding the back of the neck when barring chords etc. Nothing to worry about. If there's no pain or discomfort it should be okay. Does the bulge stay there if you put your hands into a 'claw' position?
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#35
i dont mean to alarm you or anything but that is a muscle you get from masturbation lolz
#36
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I haven't looked at the pictures, but there are no muscles whatsoever in the fingers.


To bad that wasn't on his fingers. :\
#38
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You should hit it with a Bible and see if it goes away. If it is ganglion cyst like the user above stated, it will go away. If its not, then... at least it was worth a try.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganglion_cyst


That's actually widely considered to be a bad thing to do.
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#39
I have the same thing.. it's just a muscle that bumps up when you lie your hand flat. Some people's are larger, some's aren't.
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I haven't looked at the pictures, but there are no muscles whatsoever in the fingers.

Edit: okay i managed to get the pictures to work (i hate my internet...) and if I put my hand in the same position, it looks the same. It's the muscle for your thumb which controls 'closing' movements, i.e. holding the back of the neck when barring chords etc. Nothing to worry about. If there's no pain or discomfort it should be okay. Does the bulge stay there if you put your hands into a 'claw' position?



*tried the 'claw' position* yeah.
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