First off, I apologize if this is the wrong subforum for this. I'm just getting a feel for this site. I got my bass (acoustic Fender) about a week ago. I'm new to bass but not guitar or other instruments. My pinky is sore and after playing for this short time my left hand in general feels as though I have what I imagine arthritis feels like. When I wake up my pinky is curled and I have to slowly straighten it out or else it can cause momentary pain if I straighten it quickly. Admittedly I've been playing as much as I can and probably should back off a little but I'm so excited to have my new bass I can't help myself. So my question is: will this eventually go away? Should I continue to play a little bit everyday and work through the discomfort? Should I stop playing until the pain is gone and ease back into it? I understand most of you probably aren't doctors but I would appreciate some advice. Thanks!