Index finger nerve pain (shock sensation)
Background: guitarist off and on (mostly off last 15 years), playing bass for 1 year. I'm sure I brought sloppy technique habits to the bass.
Anyway, I've been getting these shock sensations while playing in my fretting hand index fingertip off and on for the last couple months. Generally (but I don't think totally) if I play with my index fingernail pointing truly perpendicular or truly parallel to the fretboard, I'm OK. If I hold my finger at about 45 degrees (which is typical for me), I'll get these shock sensations. They're not constant - maybe once or twice in a 2-3 hr practice, but they're there. My index fingertip is now also more sensitive to pressure than my other fingers.
Any thoughts? This has got to be a nerve thing, but I can't figure it out at all, or how to avoid it. I never had this when playing guitar over so many years. I've had carpal and cubital tunnel surgery some years ago on my right arm (not music related), so I'm soooo not interested in nerve problems!
Thanks for any and all help in advance.
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Last edited by geoff_in_nc : 12-06-2009 at 11:26 AM.