#1
ok my right arm has been getting really sore as i play. i can play for as long as i want but i cnat play continuosly through even just a whole song without forcing the **** out my myself and it really hurts. ive never had this problem before. even while i brush my teeth my arm gets somewhat sore
#2
can i just ask, when you strum do you use your arm to move your hand? if so this is just gonna waste energy and fatigue your arm, try turning your wrist to move your hand.

if you do that already then it could be a problem with your stance
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can i just ask, when you strum do you use your arm to move your hand? if so this is just gonna waste energy and fatigue your arm, try turning your wrist to move your hand.

if you do that already then it could be a problem with your stance



yea i only use my wrist. the only time i use my arm is when im strumming open position or barre chords, whicch isnt very often
#4
DO NOT KEEP GOING thats not good for you if it hurts take a break thats lactic acid
#7
Take some time off. Ice the area down a couple of times aday.

I have recently had problems with my arm too, just above my wrist. I havent played in 3 days and I have 2 brand new guitars. Yep pain sucks.

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#8
i called my really smart friend yesterday and asked him about it. he said it might be a pinched nerve?
#9
Look at your playing. No one seems to want to do that. If your arm (or anywhere
else) is tensed up into a big giant knot when playing, you can probably expect
it to hurt after a while. Relax. Not only will the pain go away, your playing will
get better.

Tension is about the only way you can hurt yourself on guitar. Most people get
so used to it, they think it's normal and claim that they're totally relaxed. But if
you really look for it, you'll find it. Everyone gets it at some time or other.
#10
Pinched nerve is possible. I'm assuming you're younger than 20 if its that or tendonitis thats not very good. I'd be concerned since you said it hurts even when brushing your teeth. See a doctor asap.
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#11
play standing up, sometimes when i practice sitting down and my arm is in an awkward position it starts to hurt
#12
Check with a doctor. I'm in a similar position at the moment and haven't been able to play for about a month. Doctors think I have either bursitis or tendonitis. It's extremely painful.

However, the first line of treatment a doctor will advice is ibuprophen. Take some Advil or Motrin as directed and unless its severe damage, the pain should go away in a few days. Also rest the arm and ice the affected areas.
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#13
Just keep going passed it but take breaks when it gets too bad, it happened to me once, i just stopped for a couple of minutes, got my hand/arm going again then just took breaks when pain came, it'll go eventually
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Just keep going passed it but take breaks when it gets too bad, it happened to me once, i just stopped for a couple of minutes, got my hand/arm going again then just took breaks when pain came, it'll go eventually


You're talkign about simple practice pain, and yes, it's good to 'go past it' and take breaks. But it sounds like he's got a bigger problem similar to mine, and continuing to play in that condition will only aggravate the injury and possibly cause permanent damage.
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#15
First thing that came to mind when reading this was tendonitis. especially since you said the part about brushing yoru teeth hurting. See a doctor cause that's not normal. Also, don't play your guitar until you do see a doctor, cause the motion can aggrivate an injury like that (I know, I've done it!!).
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Check with a doctor. I'm in a similar position at the moment and haven't been able to play for about a month. Doctors think I have either bursitis or tendonitis. It's extremely painful.

However, the first line of treatment a doctor will advice is ibuprophen. Take some Advil or Motrin as directed and unless its severe damage, the pain should go away in a few days. Also rest the arm and ice the affected areas.


well wat i have inst really extremly painful. after playing for about 20 or so seconds straight my upper right arm starts to tense up and i cant help it at all. it keeps getting worse until i eventually have to stop
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#20
It might be Carpal Tunnel syndrome. Google Phalen's test or Tinnel's test and do them on your arm. If the symptoms feel similar, it's likely to be Carpal Tunnel. Either way, you will probably have to see a doctor to get it sorted out. It is treatable though, as is tendonitis, so don't panic, but you should certainly get it checked out if it's bothering you that much.
#21
Dude, if your arm gets tired from brushing your teeth then go see a doctor. Forget how tired your arm gets when playing guitar, the teeth brushing is a sure sign that something is wrong.
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