#1
Okay so, I recently bought myself a guitar after playing bass for about a year and a half, and it's really hard for me to play powerchords. I can position my fingers correctly for one, but I keep having to bend my wrist at a 90 degree angle and my wrist is beginning to hurt. I fear that I might develope wrist problems when I grow up, so I want to know if there's a different way to play them without hurting my wrist, or is that the only way and I'll just have to live with the pain?

#2
power chords shouldnt be hurting you unless your just tense, bar chords can be painful after a bit however. Also raise your strap, if your playing your guitar arouind your waist then you'll have to contort your wrist in order to play.
#3
thats no good about your wrist hurting. im not really sure what more you can do other than lay your wrist at a less painful angle or trying baring the a and d string or d and g string depending on what type of power chord you are playing.
#4
if your standing.. make your strap shorter.. get you guitar up higher
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#5
I can't imagine having to bend my wrist 90 degrees to play a powerchord.

my hands are average-small sized, I guess.

maybe the neck of your guitar is too fat.

take a picture of it.
#6
Well, it's just a regular Squier Stratocaster neck. I raised the strap and it works a little better, I guess. But even playing while sitting down still causes some pain.