Pain in knuckle related to bass?

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  1. Mahcks

    Mahcks

    Dec 22, 2014
    texas
    I'm going to see a doctor, but I figured I'd see what yall think. I get sharp pain in the big knuckle of my right hand (not the fretting hand) when gripping. It doesn't hurt when I play, but if I'm using hand tools or opening jars I'm useless. I usually play 3 or 4 hours a day. Is it possible that bass is causing it, or is it more likely something else?
     
  2. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    "Big knuckle" of your right hand?
    More specific please.
    Which finger, which knuckle?
     
  3. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    I wouldn't think it is the bass that does this, but just to make sure it isn't, cut down on the 3 or 4 hours a day to maybe 1 hour a day for a week or so and if you see a difference it might be the issue. But with pain or whatever physical related issues, a doctor should be the best investigator...
     
  4. Mahcks

    Mahcks

    Dec 22, 2014
    texas
    Whoops. Middle finger. Knuckle connecting to hand.
     
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  5. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    One would think that however, I had an issue with a knuckle on my fretting hand.
    The doctors I saw kept saying "just take ibuprofen".

    Finally saw a chiropractor, he found that my knuckle pain was a response to a pulled muscle, and pinched nerve in my back.
     
  6. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    How does your back feel?
     
  7. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    That could be it as well...
     
  8. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    Makes sense really, it's all connected.
     
  9. Mahcks

    Mahcks

    Dec 22, 2014
    texas
    My lower back does ache sometimes. Couldn't hurt to try the chiropractor first.
     
  10. jthisdell

    jthisdell

    Jun 12, 2014
    Roanoke, VA
    Try researching hand stretching exercises. Sounds like you are doing a lot of repetitive motions which can cause problems with tendons and nerves. So work on stretching it gently.
     
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