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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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"Tight" Wrist

Howdy there folks,

I've had this, thing, for a while (I don't want to call it a problem because it dosen't disable me from doing the things I do). I have a real tight wrist on my picking hand. When I bend it back with my left hand I can really feel it stretching but with some pain and discomfort, same going forward. This shouldn't happen! My left hand is just fine...

So do I just need to do more streches etc.. before playing or is it something more serouis?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 01:21 PM
 
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Re: "Tight" Wrist

it's probably to do with your age. stop looking at dirty websites.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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ahahahaha
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 11:28 PM
 
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it's probably to do with your age. stop looking at dirty websites.
LOL!!! Been a naughty boy haven't you ozzdoc
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2006, 12:31 AM
 
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Re: "Tight" Wrist

wait, i though hair grew on your hands......

why wasn't i informed of this?!?!

if i know it would impair your guitar playing, well, i would have stopped years ago....

lol

anyway, i think you should stretch it for a week or two, and if it persists, you should go see a doctor.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2006, 01:21 AM
 
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Re: "Tight" Wrist

I think you should see an ortho doc before you do any further damage. If the joint is inflamed or arthritic, over exercising the tendons and ligaments could cause swelling and further reduce the range of motion before the aches and pains set in.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2006, 01:34 PM
 
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definiteley see a specialist. i've got tendonitis in my picking hand from hammering, drilling, chiselling and sawing a treehouse for my two boys. rest it for a while and just run your left hand up and down the neck without picking. this way your still 'practising' while saving your picking hand for the future.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2006, 01:47 PM
 
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Yeah, definetly dont leave it. Its better to get it checked out just to make sure. The last thing you would want is for it to get worse. Better safe than sorry!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2006, 10:52 PM
 
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Re: "Tight" Wrist

I do a few HVAC installs each year (on the side) to pay for vacations and a few guitar luxuries. Using metal snips causes me to use my right hand in a constant, repetitive motion that those muscles and tendons aren't usually accustomed to performing. After cutting duct for a while, my hand sometimes locks up with a death grip on the tin snips. I have to actually pry my fingers open using my left hand. Other inside sales colleagues that also dabble in construction and HVAC jobs have shared similar experiences.

The point is, if your body is stressed by over exertion, the result is gonna be pain, swelling and joint inflamation. With any exercise or new activity routine, you should start slow to allow your muscles to strengthen and the joints to move fluidly.

The alternative is finding some kryptonite...
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