Hi guys - I have an interesting problem. My hands and wrists are fine for playing - I get no pain before, during, or after playing (unless I'm playing Primus's "American Life", then my fretting fingers get so tired they're slow to respond after a few minutes). But (and I haven't the slightest memory if I've asked this before, so bear with me) - I cannot bend my wrists backward without pain. By this I mean, using the example of sitting down on the floor: Most people will crouch down, put their right hand palm-down to the floor behind them, and use that to lower them to their butt. When I do this, the pain is so great in my wrist that the whole arm collapses to avoid that wrist angle. Another analogy: If I put my palms together, straight up, in front of me, like I'm praying; I'm okay as long as my forearms are apart enough that it's about like a Mercedes logo; 120 degrees between forearms, and 120 between each forearm and my hands together. But, as I bring my hands downward toward my lap, and my forearm-to-hand angle goes past 105 degrees or so (toward 90) I find it IMPOSSIBLE to press my palms together without severe pain in the carpal/metacarpal area. I plan on seeing a doctor as soon as I can quantify the whole thing, really tell her what's wrong and when it's good and bad and whatever.... But anybody have any preliminary thoughts? Somehow I don't think my playing is doing this. But, everyone here knows a lot about hand injury from playing and whatnot, so I thought I'd ask.