#1
I have been playing guitar for 6 years, but 3 years ago i sustained a finger injury in my 3rd fretting finger and have since then only been able to play using 3 fingers.

It is a very sharp pain in the fingertip- it feels almost like an electric shock whenever I apply any pressure on it.

Ive been to many doctors and even a hand surgoen but they all have no idea whats wrong (and they're all as*holes who dont see what the big deal is and think im wasting their time).

I know the injury is in the fingertip itself and its got nothing to do with carpell tunnel or tendonitis. I believe it is nerve damage from practicing string bends way too much. ( i felt it a number of times after doing lots of string bends but it always went away after i stopped- then one day i got it and it didnt dissappear)

I have over the past 3 years created a little finger cap -Toni Iommi style, which lets me use the finger to some extent.- I have also made sure to always play with good technique- relaxed, and stopping at any pain or discomfort.

however i woke up on friday with a sharp pain in my 1st fingertip similair to what i have in the other finger- im praying it goes away in a couple of days, cos only being able to use 2 fingers would really suck!

This is so frustrating cos i dont know how to get rid of this. Anyone ever had this????? How the hell do you get rid of it??
Originally Posted by Dawginator
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Originally Posted by blommen
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#2
Teach yourself to play lefty!
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#4
You are now Django Reinhardt.

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#5
Man, that must really suck.
Maybe you could take a look at Django Reinhardt.
He only played with 2 Fingers and he's awsome.
#7
Les Paul did when Arthritis crippled his hands in his later years.

Also go to the doctors and check you don't have MS or go to a hospital and ask them to run nerve damage tests (see a specialist or something). It's not so much the problem of playing guitar, it's the fact that you have a nerve issue that seems to be spreading so that's probably a bit worrying and you should get a specialist to check it out.
#9
I'm sorry dude, that must suck

But trying to learn lefty seems like a really good idea. You might suck at first, but you'll quickly get a lot better because you already know how to play. It's definitely possible, too. I'm a lefty and I play righty guitar.
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I'm sorry dude, that must suck

But trying to learn lefty seems like a really good idea. You might suck at first, but you'll quickly get a lot better because you already know how to play. It's definitely possible, too. I'm a lefty and I play righty guitar.



im definately not gonna try lefty- my picking is pretty damn good by now and throwing that away would suck....i was better with just 3 fingers than a lot of people are with all 4, so im just gonna use 2. + the new injury is my index finger so even holding a pick normally wouldnt work
Originally Posted by Dawginator
Lord Cheswick, you are a comic genius!


Originally Posted by blommen
the move of a true gentleman sir Jacek. short, civilised, and intellectual. hats off to you good sir
#12
damn, its pretty difficult to find a proper video of Django playing, it would be pretty interesting to see
Originally Posted by Dawginator
Lord Cheswick, you are a comic genius!


Originally Posted by blommen
the move of a true gentleman sir Jacek. short, civilised, and intellectual. hats off to you good sir
#13
that sounds shit, man

your doctors sound like assholes from here, try and get a second opinion
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im definately not gonna try lefty- my picking is pretty damn good by now and throwing that away would suck....i was better with just 3 fingers than a lot of people are with all 4, so im just gonna use 2. + the new injury is my index finger so even holding a pick normally wouldnt work


Good luck, then. You might want to try a neurologist though.
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Have you heard of Django Reinhardt?

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#21
holy crap!!! Even tho i didnt want to, I eventually tried playing left handed, after 2 days of practice im kicking ass!!
You improve amazingly fast, even tho it seems impossible at 1st. my legato is sick- i can play the intro 2 thunderstruck (a bit sloppy of course)- which took years of practice when I first started playing!! im gonna carry on with it and see if i can eventually switch to lefty for good. I guess your brain knows how to do these things already, and its just a minor shift to switch hands.
mind blown!
Originally Posted by Dawginator
Lord Cheswick, you are a comic genius!


Originally Posted by blommen
the move of a true gentleman sir Jacek. short, civilised, and intellectual. hats off to you good sir
#22
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holy crap!!! Even tho i didnt want to, I eventually tried playing left handed, after 2 days of practice im kicking ass!!
You improve amazingly fast, even tho it seems impossible at 1st. my legato is sick- i can play the intro 2 thunderstruck (a bit sloppy of course)- which took years of practice when I first started playing!! im gonna carry on with it and see if i can eventually switch to lefty for good. I guess your brain knows how to do these things already, and its just a minor shift to switch hands.
mind blown!

You're right-handed, right?

Welcome to the secret that lefties have known for years: fretting with your dominant hand is awesome.
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You're right-handed, right?

Welcome to the secret that lefties have known for years: fretting with your dominant hand is awesome.



Oh my god, this.

Lefties just doEVERYTHING better.
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#24
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You're right-handed, right?

Welcome to the secret that lefties have known for years: fretting with your dominant hand is awesome.


yeah, i never quite understod why right handed people play so that their dominant hand does the picking im a lefty and i play standard.
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#25
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holy crap!!! Even tho i didnt want to, I eventually tried playing left handed, after 2 days of practice im kicking ass!!
You improve amazingly fast, even tho it seems impossible at 1st. my legato is sick- i can play the intro 2 thunderstruck (a bit sloppy of course)- which took years of practice when I first started playing!! im gonna carry on with it and see if i can eventually switch to lefty for good. I guess your brain knows how to do these things already, and its just a minor shift to switch hands.
mind blown!


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Oh my god, this.

Lefties just doEVERYTHING better.


Yes, but sweep picking took me like a year to learn because my right hand just couldn't do it
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#27
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Oh my god, this.

Lefties just doEVERYTHING better.

quoted for truth.

lefties are awesome
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lefties are awesome

I second this notion
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#30
Ive tryed to teach myself lefty... Failed miserably
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quoted for truth.

lefties are awesome

Oh yeah? Well, that's just, like, your opinion man.