#1
Hey I was just wondering, after awhile of playing I usually develop a small pain in the wrist that stays around for awhile (I play Guitar) I was just wondering will this pain eventually go away after my wrist gets used to playing...
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I'm afraid that's a dead giveaway for AIDS.
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#5
Yeah it could be some form of RSI (repetitive strain injury). Sometime I get it after playing tennis for extended periods of time. Wouldn't hurt to go to a doctor and get it checked just in case it is something serious because you don't want it getting worse.
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#7
yeah, you might wanna get tht checked out. cuz if its carpal tunnel, ur screwed.
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#8
Like above it's either AIDS or cuz you touch yourself too much


but to be serious here, how long have you been playing guitar? because when I began playing guitar my wrist used to do that too
#9
YEah AIDS but seriously sometimes i et it too after really fast alternate picking and it hurts. Jsut roll your wrists a bit and it usually goes away..
#10
ok, for the second serious post in here, if its carpal tunnal, just get a good magnetic bracelett, serious they work man. but, is your hand going numb? or just sore? if its sore, take a break and go back to it in 15, if its going numb, get the bracelet.
#11
Take your guitar strap, and tighten it. You're not supposed to play your guitar so low.
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Hey I was just wondering, after awhile of playing I usually develop a small pain in the wrist that stays around for awhile (I play Guitar) I was just wondering will this pain eventually go away after my wrist gets used to playing...



-Had RSI and carpel for 10 years

-use light strings low action and dont thrash the guitar when you first pick it up. that simple.
#13
You should stop playing for a week, and see if it goes away. repetititve strain injury and carpal tunnel can both be cured . See an orthopaedic specialist in wrists and hands, and you may be a facing a cartilage repair operation,but eventually it can get better.
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#14
It's just inflamation (and probably aids) Go and get a massage, and have the therapist work on your forearms and neck. You will be amazed how much this helps your overall playing. You can also massage the tendons yourself with an ice cube (no more than fifteen minutes at a time). The older you get the longer it takes for this kind of thing to go away. Get it taken care of now before it turns into something serious like carpel tunnel.
#15
Ok thanks guys...found out I have AIDS...and yeah...I dont think its carpel tunnel ive been playing for 3 years...on and off only really gotten serious thanks for the tips
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Ok thanks guys...found out I have AIDS...and yeah...I dont think its carpel tunnel ive been playing for 3 years...on and off only really gotten serious thanks for the tips


the on and off thing might be it though but usually it happens to noobs or if you haven't been playing for a decent amount of time.

edit: nobody cares about AIDS nowadays geez what is it the 80's or 90's everyone knows it's all about cancer duh!!!
#17
Does it feel like you really need to pop your wrists? That's how mine felt, I went to a doctor and he said I had tendonitis from playing with my strap so low
Kind of a bummer, but it doesn't really affect my playing
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Does it feel like you really need to pop your wrists? That's how mine felt, I went to a doctor and he said I had tendonitis from playing with my strap so low
Kind of a bummer, but it doesn't really affect my playing

RAISE YOUR STRAP.
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RAISE YOUR STRAP.



Oh, I forgot to mention that I did, sorry
That strap had broken, so I got a new one...I play guitar like a guitarist now
#20
Anyone else develop Ganglion cysts? I've had maybe 3 in the last 5 years, the first two causing serious pain in the wrist/hand. I'm not sure that it's guitar related but I can't figure what else would cause it.
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Oh, I forgot to mention that I did, sorry
That strap had broken, so I got a new one...I play guitar like a guitarist now

I assumed you did, that was for TS
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Anyone else develop Ganglion cysts? I've had maybe 3 in the last 5 years, the first two causing serious pain in the wrist/hand. I'm not sure that it's guitar related but I can't figure what else would cause it.


i just had mine cut out yesterday ,its in a cast now
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the on and off thing might be it though but usually it happens to noobs or if you haven't been playing for a decent amount of time.

edit: nobody cares about AIDS nowadays geez what is it the 80's or 90's everyone knows it's all about cancer duh!!!

You have aids...thats so...retro... That episode was awesome
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#24
It just means your playing mechanics are bad, I'd go online and research what you're doing wrong...if you don't fix it, you'll face serious problems later in life.