#1
Hi, everyone! i just logged on cuz i have a strange problem.. when i play certain things with large stretches in them, bends or even just normal playing i get this weird cracking feeling in my fretting hand, knuckles or fingers.. it doesnt hurt or anything its just annoying and i was wondering(since i couldn't find anything on the internet about it) if i should be concerned.. one of theories i have is since i've been working as a labourer and lifting heavy objects that im just screwing with my fingers and knuckles causing them to crack or(since i've had no formal guitar traing)is this just bad form... OR is it because i have only played for about 9 monthes now and its some kind of way my hand is ajusting to playing guitar..

I'd really appreciate the input because this just started like a week ago and is kinda scaring me, and i LOVE playing guitar and wouldn't want to have to stop...

Thanks in Advance, Kolby
#3
ahhh.. i would definitely see a doctor

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Epiphone Les Paul Custom
Digitech RP100
Kustom RC30
Jazz III picks

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#4
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ahhh.. i would definitely see a doctor

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It could be air bubbles in your joints cracking. I have it in both hands. It's harmless.


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#6
This might help...

I found this article interesting, will let you know what the effects on your body/joints when cracking(popping) joints.

Sounds to me like because you are using your hands lots (lifting heavy objects) that you are conditioning the joints to build up large amounts of synovial fluid.

Then when you do less stressed stuff, like playing guitar, your hands aren't use to the pushing, as they are used to the pulling.

Not a doctor, just my theory
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