#1
I've been playing for a little over 3 years now and I've noticed a muscle or something about 4 inches below my wrist(underside of my wrist). It is on my right hand, which happens to be my picking hand, and when I make a fist and flex, it shoots out alot.

It concerns me because I'm worried it could be the cause of repetitive strain injury. I'm hoping its normal as I feel no pain when playing or flexing. I do know that when I'm picking I try make only wrist or finger movements and keep all shoulder/elbow movement at minimum. And I don't think I'm tensing up or holding my pick super tight either.


It'd be cool if someone would be kind enough to let me know what the deal is. Is it just normal muscle being built on the picking arm or something worse?

Thanks
#2
sounds like muscle being built unless its hurting or anything i dont think its cause for concern
maybe you should lay off the porn for a bit
#3
Quote by supersac
sounds like muscle being built unless its hurting or anything i dont think its cause for concern
maybe you should lay off the porn for a bit

ok.

but im a lefty
#4
Quote by uberwigget
ok.

but im a lefty

i know me too
but too much porn is still a bad thing
#5
Quote by supersac
i know me too
but too much porn is still a bad thing

yeah you got me there...
#8
if it`s causing enough of a concern to post here go see a doctor, i`m not going to say what it most likely is, `cos this isn`t a medical forum, but get yourself to a doctor asap and let them tell you. any lumps and bumps are either inflamation due to infection or injury (most likely) or something sinister (least likely)

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#9
I've got a around 1.5 inch diameter cyst on my right wrist . I went to a doctor and he asked if it bothered me, I said it didn't (it doesn't, really), so he said leave it alone.

I can do tapping with it.
#11
if it is muscle, and from the description to have a large muscle there would be freaky, just go see a doc to play safe.
#12
Quote by mdeeRocks
I've got a around 1.5 inch diameter cyst on my right wrist . I went to a doctor and he asked if it bothered me, I said it didn't (it doesn't, really), so he said leave it alone.

I can do tapping with it.

I'm pretty sure its not a cyst but good to hears yours isnt a problem. It can open up a whole new realm of cyst-tapping legato :P

Quote by Freepower
This sounds normal to me. Aches and pains are bad but growing muscle isn't.

Hope so. I am going to get it checked to play it safe just in case I should worry about it. Also just though I'd let you know I watch your videos on youtube and they are great.
#13
sounds normal....

i have a small muscle near my elbow from playing tennis. when i flex it is like a golfball It's kind of freaky but its just your muscle becoming adapted to your playing.
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