I am 22 years old, short as hell, and my pinkie finger is like one of the mini sausages that babies eat. (My whole self is gnome-like but only my pinkie gives me trouble when I fret.) I've been working on strengthening my pinkie finger, and it's helped for sure, notes are buzzing less. Small problem, though. I've been getting hand pains faster and faster. Clearly I'm straining my hand in a way I shouldn't be, I think my technique isn't doing enough to support my teeny tiny fingers. Pretty sure it's that my pinkie finger keeps going concave when I press down on it, as in the finger bends the wrong way at the third joint. When I get my pinkie finger to bend convex (curling up, almost like it's halfway to making a fist), it's much easier to press down, but I lose my speed, and it kinda feels like my hand is doing the work instead of the finger. So. It's weird. Help a weak-fingered homie out.