Ok so thank you for reading this thread and helping me out! I got an issue.... My right hand hurts when i play, the joint around my index finger and the joint between thumb and index! I go to college for music on bass, and recently i have been practising for a lot, for my soon to come jury (bass performance test) and jazz combo etc... Well here's the back story. Friday i had practise with a band i'm filling in for 1 gig, well towards the ed i got a bit of pain. I attributed it to being on a 5 string ( i usually play 4) and really pedalling the lower strings. I moved my hands to where the strings were looser and played the rest of the practise. Well next day was my bands band practise....1 1/2 songs in my right hand index finger has a sharp pain.....so i take a pick and play that way the rest of practise. Since then i haven't practised much... as i've been told it could ruin my hands. Does anybody have any advice.....I don't know where this came from, especially as my right hand is pretty straight, not very perched.