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Re: KNUCKLE PAIN, COMMON OR UNCOMMON?
10/1/2008 5:46 PM
Rik Eischen (960) wrote:
I see it's been a while since this was posted, Jeremy.
I have to agree with Jon Riley, who wrote:
"Any pain is a bad sign.
(Other than in the fingertips, where they will inevitably hurt a little as a beginner until the skin toughens up.)
There's no way we can give good advice here - other than to say check with a doctor or qualified physio.
Pain in the joints, tendons or muscles may be down to bad position, too much tension, or over-playing - in which case a teacher could help - or it may be some unconnected condition that guitar-playing is aggravating."
With that having been said, when I have pain in the Thenar region of my thumb (see Hand Anatomy link given on page one of this post), my chiropractor suggested soaking my hand in warm water with epsom salt (magnesium sulfate--we have a generic brand). If you simply have a muscle sprain, this is said to draw toxins from the body. I have found that a product like BenGay or some similar Icy Hot product has helped me (a greaseless formula is best when playing your guitar). PLEASE NOTE:
This inforation is not intended to diagnose any physical or mental condition, nor is it intended as a substitute for the advise and treatment of a licensed professional. The author of this comment is not a health professional and makes no claims in this regard. In the event of your using the above information from this comment, you do so of your own accord for which the author of this comment takes no responsibility in any way whatsoever.