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Joint and bone pain

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Krowser, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Krowser


    Feb 10, 2009
    I started getting this a little while ago, the joints of my fingers hurt when I play, kinda like arthritis.

    I started taking glucosamine, in hopes that it actually does something but now my middle finger on my plucking hand hurts when I rake (sweep from high to low).

    Did this happen to anyone else?? I'm getting worried because I did slow down on practicing when I first noticed this and it doesnt seem to be improving much.

  2. from my experience- glucosamine is not particularly effective- (i cant imagine glucosamine is going to make things worse- just saying save your money). the only joint pain ive dealt with was in the knees- so- not apples to apples- but i can tell you that when dealing with joints that you cannot help but use- it may take a while to heal (most recent bout of it was roughly three weeks). anyway- just be patient- but play it safe. see a doctor if its something that doesnt improve in a couple of weeks- and do the same if it gets worse.

    in my nerdier computer days- i would occasionally get minor carpal tunnel type pain in my fingers- but i found that to go away much more quickly- like less than a week. it was more of a shooting pain than really bad soreness- so- thats my only tip for differentiating the two. be careful and good luck.

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