#1
Hey guys,

Today I was playing a song, the Fade to Black Solo, and all of a sudden as i was doing a certain part I felt this pain in my right arm in my biceps area that felt like a stab. It really hurt for like a second, but then it just made my arm feel weak. I moved it around and it didn't hurt again.

I'm concerned because I have been playing for like 5 years and never have I had this happen to me before. I have played parts that require a lot more speed in that arm and this has never happened. I wasn't tense or anything in that arm when I was playing, so I am stumped.

Should I just take a break for a couple days and see what happens after that?

Thanks for the help

PS Sorry for the massive amount of text.
#2
My arm just starts to ache after a good hour or so. I'm not sure what it is for you though. I would just take a break for a day.
#4
i'd wager it's one of those random unexplained pains everybody gets from time to time.
#5
Yeah it may have just been a random pain from bending your arm in a certain way. I get those fairly often.
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#6
I have this stupid ass habit of twisting my hand when I do pinch harmonics...it hurts from time to time...
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#7
yeah, take a little break, and make sure you stretch.
if that happens to me, its always cause i only did half-assed stretches when i started.
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#8
people stretch before they play guitar
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#9
Thanks for the help guys. What kind of stretches should I do before I play?
#10
happened to me a while ago. lower arm. turned out to be a muscle pull or somethin. chill put for a few days. the doc gave me some tablets to take for 3 days and after that i've been fine. i realized i had started picking like marty friedman... very uncomfortable actually, but it just happened. so i went back to the normal style and stuck to it. just try seeing what you tried doing and stop it.
#12
or you could just listen to john petrucci

"ooh my arm cracked, I AM GOING TO KILL YOU"
#14
porobably ur muscle got a contraction or it stretched to much
#15
well it sounds like you got cancer, looks like were gonna have to put you down. lol jk youve probably just been play for too long