#1
back in january, i had an RSI

ulnar tunnel syndrome...

and i had to stop playing for a month


the symptoms are coming back


****.....

i really dont want to have to stop playing, and i got accepted into this pretty successful band, and yeah
#2
well.. that sucks dude.. hope it doesnt get that bad that u have to stop agen..
lifes a bitch sometimes..
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#4
I think if you're feeling pain just stop, it never goes well trying to play through. I know someone who played through it now he can't play for well ocer a year. but you could always juts risk it and hope for the best.
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#5
Quote by vivalasoad883
back in january, i had an RSI

ulnar tunnel syndrome...

and i had to stop playing for a month


the symptoms are coming back


****.....

i really dont want to have to stop playing, and i got accepted into this pretty successful band, and yeah



i'm not from around here.. what is RSI?
#6
Quote by Sereth
i'm not from around here.. what is RSI?


It's a disease you get from putting repetitive strain on parts of your body, guitarists sometimes get it for repeating finger movements while playing guitar a lot.
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#7
perhaps your hand is too tense while playing... do you have your guitar too low?
it shouldn't happen if you're comfortable while playing. also try to warm up a bit before you start playing demanding stuff.
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#8
Quote by 666_Belial
perhaps your hand is too tense while playing... do you have your guitar too low?
it shouldn't happen if you're comfortable while playing. also try to warm up a bit before you start playing demanding stuff.


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i'm not from around here.. what is RSI?

stands for "Repetitive strain injury".
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#10
In that month off learn to play opposite so the broken fretting hand becomes the pick hand. That way if the RSI is a bad one you can still play, if only simple stuff. Its better than no playing I'd imagine.
#11
Some things you probably don't want to hear.

1. You need to go see a specialist.
2. You need to go see a performance consultant and probably change the way you play.
3. You're going to need to put down the guitar for a while until the cause of the injury is found and a suitable treatment is determined.

There's no sense in trying to do it yourself. Do it the right way and go see people that know about these injuries, specifically doctors that are familiar with musicians. It's worth the time now. What would you rather have...be able to play guitar for a while now, or be able to play guitar for the rest of your life?
#12
I'm no expert but I would think that if the symptoms are returning that you should stop immediately, that way you can hopefully take a shorter break from playing. However ideally you should see a doctor.
#13
Hmm... Revise the way you play. That's one thing. Use some elasctic bandages on your wrist.
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#14
Quote by kingal
I think if you're feeling pain just stop, it never goes well trying to play through. I know someone who played through it now he can't play for well ocer a year. but you could always juts risk it and hope for the best.

its not really pain.. its numbness actually
#16
yea id recommend go see a doctor my guitar teacher had similar symptoms and he took 2 weeks off to rest his hand and 2 weeks off is not gonna hurt your playing much.. stretch your hand a lot and dont play for two weeks. it also might help to wear a cast
#18
Pain or not, an injury gets worse if you don't let it heal. And if you've already had it, and it returned... Your form must be bad. You should def rework how you hold and play the guitar.