Ok, here's the deal. I do a lot of practicing sitting down, which means the bass in in my lap. In this position, my wrist on my fretting hand has to bend at an almost 90-degree angle to play. Today, after playing for about 10 minutes working on some Bach, when I stopped playing, my wrist felt really odd. It was kind of like a dull pain, and I'm assuming that it's muscle related because it feels warm, not on the skin, but the muscle just kind of feels like I put a little bit of that Icy-Hot stuff on it, or whatever you use. It's hard to describe. Not major, just a slight ache, and the general feeling that something's not right. Here's the lowdown: 1.) I don't think it's carpal tunnel syndrome, because after reading up on that in mutiple threads (I used the "Search" option... ooo- strange and mysterious), and I don't seem to have shooting pains in my fingers or forearms, or any of the other symptoms. Also, it doesn't feel like a nerve of any kind is being pinched, or problems of that nature. 2.) When I play standing up, my wrist is at a not greater than 45 degree angle, and there is no problem. 3.) I have full mobility of my fingers, but my wrist is somewhat stiff, especially when I attempt to bring my hand out of the playing position. 4.) It doesn't look swollen or discolored in any way. Just some dull pain and discomfort. 5.) If I rotate my wrist, a slight popping noise can be heard every now and again, like when you crack your knuckles, but softer. This causes no pain. 6.) EDIT: After typing this and a few other posts tonight, I realize that, yes, typing makes my wrist hurt. YES, I plan on seeing a doctor about it and some other hand related problems (that I highly doubt are related to this) if it gets worse or continues, but I was wondering if anyone has had a similar problem. YES, I realize that I will probably just have to practice more standing up. Any input at all would be appreciated, except for comments about using my wrist for "other" activities. I'm rather worried about this, and don't care for those jokes right about now. Mods- If this belongs in Misc or Off-Topic, sorry. I'm just assuming hands-technique, but whatever.