#1
I've had numbness/tingling in the last two fingers of my left hand for over a month now. I thought at first it'd go away on it's own, but it doesn't seem to be leaving. Looking on medical advice sites it seems to be either a trapped nerve or carpal tunnel syndrome from damaging and stressing nerves. I really don't want to go to the doc in case he tells me not to play any more. Has anyone else ever had a problem like this? What did you do to fix it?

It's getting annoying especially playing live, where my fingers feel like they're made of wax and I can't tell what string I'm holding.
#4
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#5
If you go and see the doctor now, even if you don't play for a while, you're more likely not to lose your playing ability all together.
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#8
go to the flippin doctor it could be something serious and if isnt then u can just take some aleve or w/e jeese
#9
i got that same feeling from one of these-

i just layed low for a bit, and it eventually got better... plus i never used that again
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#10
running away from the doctor is only going to make it worse. GO SEE A DOCTOR!
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If you go and see the doctor now, even if you don't play for a while, you're more likely not to lose your playing ability all together.

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#12
could be saturday night wrist (so named because you get drunk and fall asleep on your arm, causing it to go numb). that happened to dave mustaine and he couldn't play guitar for like 2 years.
#13
How long have you been playing guitar. I had that happen to me for the first 4 or 5 months of playing guitar. Once you build up wrist strength it doesnt really happen anymore.
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#16
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I've had numbness/tingling in the last two fingers of my left hand for over a month now. I thought at first it'd go away on it's own, but it doesn't seem to be leaving. Looking on medical advice sites it seems to be either a trapped nerve or carpal tunnel syndrome from damaging and stressing nerves. I really don't want to go to the doc in case he tells me not to play any more. Has anyone else ever had a problem like this? What did you do to fix it?

It's getting annoying especially playing live, where my fingers feel like they're made of wax and I can't tell what string I'm holding.


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#17
Cheers for anyone who actually suggested anything useful ie. not giving up wanking (who the **** doesn't wank?)

That falling asleep on your arm thing sounds like it could very well be the culprit. I've been playing 6 or 7 years now, so I doubt it's just from having weak pansy newb wrists. Haven't even been playing that much recently except for rehearsals/gigs.

Think it might be time to just brave it and ask the Doctor...

I just hope to Christ it's not leporasy!
#19
Are you completely numb... or just comfortably numb?
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#20
It's noticeably numb... mostly at the tip of my left baby fingerand along the outside of the same finger. Nerve damage? That's what I thought at first myself... How the hell am I gonna fix it. I don't want to have to stop playing. That'd kill me.
#21
you've been clickin around the Pit too much
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#23
I tried that before, but the feeling came back after only a brief shake. So then I sat on my hand again, but by the time my hand was numb again, my boner was gone. Maybe I should have always sat on one hand and then swapped over the wole time... This has nothing to do with my aforementionee problem btw.
#24
man if i were you id see the doc , and if he says "well im afraid youve gotta stop playing" then say "ok, make me better" but id still play
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#26
That happened to me, my index ring and pinky were the most numb, but luckily it disappeared after a month and a half. I was starting to have visions of selling my gear, as I could barely play simple chords accurately.
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#28
I had that happen to me once. Lasted about a month, then it went away and never came back.
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#29
Go see a doctor lol. Simple. Worst they can say is 'stop playing and it might go away'.
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