#1
I've recently realized what one of the key things holding my playing back was. A few years back, I injured my thumb badly enough to weaken it to the point that I can pull it all the way back to my wrist (it looks worse than it sounds), and I've noticed that when I play guitar for any length of time, it becomes incredibly fatigued and causes me a lot of pain (at the joint, where my thumb joins my hand). It makes it so I can't really play more than a half an hour tops before it's not worth the pain anymore. So, to get to the point, I was wondering if there was a way so that I could strengthen the muscles of my thumb outside of playing guitar, something I can do pretty much anywhere. I'm not entirely sure if this is the right section, but here's hoping. Thanks in advance if anyone can help me!
#2
Quote by FlyingPirahna
I've recently realized what one of the key things holding my playing back was. A few years back, I injured my thumb badly enough to weaken it to the point that I can pull it all the way back to my wrist (it looks worse than it sounds), and I've noticed that when I play guitar for any length of time, it becomes incredibly fatigued and causes me a lot of pain (at the joint, where my thumb joins my hand). It makes it so I can't really play more than a half an hour tops before it's not worth the pain anymore. So, to get to the point, I was wondering if there was a way so that I could strengthen the muscles of my thumb outside of playing guitar, something I can do pretty much anywhere. I'm not entirely sure if this is the right section, but here's hoping. Thanks in advance if anyone can help me!


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