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injury advice

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Pidgeon, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. Pidgeon


    Apr 23, 2006
    Hi there,
    About 4 months ago, the knuckle on my right hand was becoming extremely red and swollen each time i would play. I had surgery to correct it (apparently the tendon neededto be brought back into its "groove" as it would fall off the side everytime I used my fingers) however, now that i am back playing again, the redness, swelling and pain has come back. I don't think the surgeon got it right (it appears to be more like bursitis). If anyone has any advice on technique, such as hand positioning or alignment etc over the body, I would much appreciate it. I'm thinkin its more of a bad technique/over-use thing rather than a structural injury.
    Cheers everybody.
  2. IanStephenson

    IanStephenson UnRegistered User

    Apr 8, 2006
    I assume you're right handed?

    Pick or Fingers?
    All knuckes or just one/two fingers? Which?

    The important techniques are just about keeping everything smooth, and rounded - no sharp twists or turns.

    Are you playing too hard?

    It's impossible to really say much without seeing you play.

    do a search on the forum for "Dr Kurtz" - his book is a must read.

  3. Perretje


    Apr 23, 2006
    You should see a doctor again.
    In the meantime you can play with a plectrum.
    Never heard of this before, so I cannot give you good advise :(

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