#1
Got some pain in my index finger joint on my right hand. Obviously stops me playing (spose I will play with a pick) any secret cures I don't know about?
#2
I'm not a bassist but John Petrucci (Guitarist of Dream Theater) might have the answer. He does stretches and stuff before playing and in between songs and stuff like that.

It's all found in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrAaMLpP20k

I hope it helps.
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#3
also, eat potassium rich foods. like bananas. they taste like nasty but if you are low on potassium you are gonna feel it.
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#4
Thanks for the response, I will eat a banana and try the stretches. Really annoying as I don't really like to play with a pick

Already had a banana..whens it kick in?
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#5
it has to digest. and it may be actual joint problems. I don't eat enough potassium though, so that usually solves it for me.
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#6
Hope it's not joint problems although I do have to admit I have been boxing for many years , although I do take care to wrap my hands carefully.
#7
you are used to punching?

switching to fine manipulation should not feel too good lol. a little stretching, practice, and having a good diet should keep your joints and muscles feeling good.

and as a bonus, you'll be able to do everything with your fingers. except maybe soccer.
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#8
Well hopefully it will work its way right. I have been boxing since I was 8 and playing the bass since I was 18 on and off until two years ago when I took it more seriously.
#9
Make sure your hands are warm temperature wise and stretch.

Being one of the older members of this forum, stiff fingers are a problem sometime for me. I find if I make a cup of coffee or tea and wrap my hands around the mug and then stretch them, they are more flexible.
#10
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Make sure your hands are warm temperature wise and stretch.

Being one of the older members of this forum, stiff fingers are a problem sometime for me. I find if I make a cup of coffee or tea and wrap my hands around the mug and then stretch them, they are more flexible.

Thank you for this tip.
#11
Do proper warm ups and stretches, take regular breaks and maybe look at your technique. You should probably stop until your pain stops, because you'll do permanent damage if you're not careful.

Remember pain=bad

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#12
Could it be that I've just changed bass as well from a P bass to an eb03? so I have my hand further back on the body??