Anyone here suffer from right hand finger joint problems? I had been practicing, practicing, practicing (2-3 hours + a day) for a couple back-to-back gigs, and over a period of a month my right hand index finger had swollen to be like a petite italian sausage. My callusses are good, I use the Ray Brown parallel-to-the-string pizz technique, and my action's now at 8mm on the G with Superflexible rope core strings (I play w/out an amp). Anyway, my wife's a physical therapist and gave me a stern "rest" recommendation. Impossible! So, as a working alternative, I married my index finger to my middle finger with athletic tape for support. Surprisingly, my walkability, even at fast tempos, was not affected. Even with the back-to-back 2 hour shows with a preceding 3 hour rehearsal, my index finger has now recovered and actually looks like a finger again! I've done a search on "tape" but can't find any pizzers that have gone this route, only slappers on rockabillybass.com. Anyone?