oh no....finger injury

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by qsoxy, Aug 1, 2001.

  1. qsoxy


    May 4, 2001
    last night I suddenly felt a sharp pain in my ring finger as I was fretting. My finger instantly swelled up, I stopped playing, and today the finger is worse. It feels sort of like Achille's heel, but in my ring finger-tip. It's not the skin, this isn't a blister, it seems to be the bone or somethin near the bone at the tip of the finger (the part of the finger that frets). Maybe a pinched nerve?? Also it's not a dull, constant pain.. rather it only hurts when I apply pressure the fingertip--even just when I tap at it with my other hand--and its a stabbing pain. There doesn't seem to be internal bleeding. Anyone have experience with this kind of pain, and know how serious the problem is or how to heal it best?
  2. voodoo


    Aug 2, 2001
    Russia, Moscow
    I had the same thing. I just didn`t play for a couple of days, or probably for a week. I mean, I didn`t touch my bass or any guitar at all. The pain dissapeared.
    Try not to play with wet hands