Been playing bass for 4 years. The way I play is..I rest my forearm on the body of the bass and bend my wrist anywhere from a 70-90 degree angle when playing. I play in a few bands..practice daily..have never felt one ounce of pain from this. I also use the floating thumb technique; I anchor my thumb on the string behind the one im plucking..w/e its called. After reading around on this forum a bunch, I've seen so many things about carpel tunnel..tendonitis..blah blah blah. So I figured I'd straighten my wrist out. Since this past JUNE, I've been making a valiant effort to play with a straight wrist. Off and on I debate with myself whether it's worth it, whether I should honestly put the time foward to try and change something..if it ain't broke..don't fix it..? Ive become a very good self-taught player, but I am so fed up with trying to play with a straight wrist. I just can NOT perform like I can with a bent wrist..I cant skip strings I can't do 16th octaves I cant do anything..I feel like as soon as I straighten my wrist I just lose 40% of my skill. It just feels extremely un-natural and awkward. I'm almost ready to give up. I just cannot make it feel natural. Any advice on what to do? If its worth changing technique..if so..best way to go about doing it? Easiest way to re-learn..or should I even re-learn to begin with? Is it ok to keep playing with a bent wrist but just make sure I stretch?..I'm so lost..