So I found out I have onset RA which really grinds my gears. I'm 30 years old and I play the bass about 20-30 hrs a week give or take. My RA is not debilitating, but it is most noticeably painful in the fingers of my left hand. Go figure. When I wake in the morning I can rarely make a clenched first with my left hand until at least 15-20 minutes have passed, sometimes longer. I guess I'm wondering how many other TBers are dealing with RA and what tactics are being used to continue playing with RA. Paying bass is a substantial source of income for me about half of the year so whatever u can do to help keep my hands in playing shape would be great.