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Hey guys, I wasn't sure if this was the place to post this so sorry if it's not.

Okay, so for the last few days I have had a sort of numbness in my left hand (My picking hand). It doesn't hurt, but just feels like pins and needles, like when your hand falls asleep. And it doesn't feel as strong as it normally does.

It started the other night when my hand fell asleep when I was sitting in a weird position in my bed.

I know you guys aren't doctors or anything but I figured some of you may have experienced something like this before.

I don't know if it's carpal tunnel or just a pinched nerve. I'm leaning towards pinched nerve because I actually didn't even really play guitar all last week because of a broken string.

Thanks!
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Last edited by WCPhils at Dec 6, 2011,
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If the birthday in your profile is accurate, I'd lean towards a pinched nerve as well... not unheard of to see a 20 year old with Carple Tunnel... just not very common...

As a wise man once said... when you hear hoof beats... don't think Zebras...

If however, it doesn't go away in a few days or a week.. I'd get it checked out..
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Quote by Papabear505
If the birthday in your profile is accurate, I'd lean towards a pinched nerve as well... not unheard of to see a 20 year old with Carple Tunnel... just not very common...

As a wise man once said... when you hear hoof beats... don't think Zebras...

If however, it doesn't go away in a few days or a week.. I'd get it checked out..

OK thanks. That's what I thought to.

I think I have good technique when playing guitar. I have a very experienced teacher and he has never said it was wrong, and only rarely will I get some pain in my arm when playing for a while.

Basically, I'm just going with better safe then sorry as of right now, and not playing for a little bit.
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she was saying things like... do you want to netflix and chill but just the chill part...too bad she'll never know that I only like the Netflix part...
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Quote by Papabear505
If the birthday in your profile is accurate, I'd lean towards a pinched nerve as well... not unheard of to see a 20 year old with Carple Tunnel... just not very common...

As a wise man once said... when you hear hoof beats... don't think Zebras...

If however, it doesn't go away in a few days or a week.. I'd get it checked out..


Actually its getting extremely common, not suprising if you consider the habits of my generation and the new ones.. videogames on the console, videogames on the computer, chatting, texting, browsing the internet, watching porn on the internet.

Sounds like carpal to me, numbness + loss of strenghts are usually the symptoms the doctors looks for. Go get it checked out
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Carpal tunnel can come on at any age if you are carrying out the same actions regularly enough, though it does tend to be people in their late 30s onwards. Mine was caused by teaching first aid for several years - demonstrating how to carry out chest compressions at the right speed, showing the students again several times during the day, then going through it again with a different lot the next day........... Eac wrist takes about 6 weeks to heal, and they can only do one at a time, for obvious reasons. I had mine operated on about 8 years ago. It's back again now because I work on a keyboard all day. Playing guitar regularly enough can set it off too. Best thing to do is speak to your GP soon - the longer you leave it, the worse it gets. Sorry that's such a long post, but there was a lot to get in!
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