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finger pain in the middle of the finger

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by The Risky, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. The Risky

    The Risky

    Jul 9, 2013
    Hi everybody

    Recenty somesort develepoed this finger pain

    I started to do this rehersal session where i practice 4 hours straight with pauses obv.
    But this sharp pain has started to develop in the middle of the finger where the bones joint.i had this same problem a few years ago,back then the pain got so bad that i couldnt pick with my middle finger.its this sharp pain what comes up when i pick or put my hands to a fist

    So questions.why does this happen, what is it and how can i make it better

    With love,
  2. MalcolmAmos

    MalcolmAmos Supporting Member

    Your fingers are doing things they have not done before back off a little and let them get used to the drill.

    Four hours is perhaps too much. With music no pain no gain in not the way to go. If there is pain stop for awhile.

    Why is your hand doing this, with out seeing what you are doing I have no idea of why.
  3. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
    Plus 1, to Malcolm's advice above. It could also be that you are "digging in" too much. If so, try playing with a lighter touch and hire up the amp volume instead.

    As Malcolm said, DONT play through the pain. Rest up for a day or two till it goes. Then play for shorter periods of time.

    If the pain does not go away in a day or so, it would be prudent to seek medical advice.
  4. StevieMac


    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    You might try using some really light gauge strings if you aren't already.
  5. I would agree with heavy gauge strings can place pressure on your joints I had this in the past I went to a little gauge and it did the trick I practice 3 hours straight before a show and have no finger pain ever good luck