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recent elbow pains

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by mightybjorn, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. hello talkbass, I have been playing bass for about a year now and as of last week i started getting pains in my elbow. it's not very sharp, i can ignore it and keep playing but i know this really isn't a good sign. any tips for suggestions would be great.
  2. What elbow and do you finger or pick or slap?
  3. How high/low do you wear your bass, and how is it positioned?
    How do you angle your hands when you play?
  4. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    DO NOT IGNORE THIS PAIN! (Sorry for shouting). See this thread:


    Take corrective steps to be certain that you are keeping your wrists straight. Proper technique keeps tension off your elbows. Begin ice massage and stretching immediately. If you are not a working musician, or even if you are, stop playing until you get this pain under control.
  5. Ron G

    Ron G

    Mar 16, 2009
    Portsmouth, VA
    I also have pain in my elbow, but after watching Carol Kaye's video I switched to a pick and now the pain is going away.

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