Fingers hurt

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by juancaminos, Jun 4, 2021.


  1. juancaminos

    juancaminos Supporting Member

    I was diagnosed with Arthritis in my hands in feet a while back. It used to be that my feet and ankles where the problem and in fact what I first sought medical advice for. But now my fingers, hands and forearms have been getting progressively worse.

    We just finished building a green house and it just about killed my fingers. They ached so much every night during the build. I ended up buying a nail gun so I didn't have to grip a hammer or drill. Also, now I find that I can barely play a 6 string acoustic guitar. I cannot form a simple D chord at all and can just barely play a C chord (barre chords went long ago) . This makes me sick to think about. I cannot snap my fingers or touch my little finger and thumb together...try it...I can't do it, not even close.

    Bass wise, I can still play albeit not like the old days but I accept that at 66 years old.
    I can and do still play bass gigs once or twice a week. My fingers may ache after the second night but I can play. But what's next?

    Who else suffers like this and what can be done?
     
  2. Malcolm35

    Malcolm35

    Aug 7, 2018
    Talk with a MD.
     
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  3. juancaminos

    juancaminos Supporting Member

    I did talk with an MD when "I was diagnosed". I found that there is no cure and was told to take what ever over the counter pain reliever works best for me.

    I am not here seeking medical advice just want to know what other bass players do to help with the pain and mobility issues.

    Thanks
     
  4. Malcolm35

    Malcolm35

    Aug 7, 2018
    Tylenol.
     
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