There are a variety of causes for hand pain, and the appropriate treatment will depend on the type you have. For example, some types of injuries are alleviated by wearing a hand brace, while others are made worse. Acupuncture and a healthy diet can also be successful ways to reduce pain. Return to Tips list. 2. Take frequent breaks.
When your arms are feeling tired and strained from playing -stop and rest. When your back and neck are starting to ache - take a break. When your throat is starting to get sore - take a breather.
Cramps in the feet, hands, arms, abdomen, and along the rib cage are also very common. Cause Although the exact cause of muscle cramps is unknown (idiopathic), some researchers believe inadequate stretching and muscle fatigue leads to abnormalities in the mechanisms that control muscle contraction.
For many guitarists, avoiding finger cramps is a way of life. For classical players, the very nature of the instrument puts you at risk. Proper form requires extending your left hand fingers to their limits and rapidly plucking with your right hand. After awhile it can start to hurt a lot if you're not careful!
A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contraction of one or more of your muscles. If you've ever been awakened in the night or stopped in your tracks by a sudden charley horse, you know that muscle cramps can cause severe pain. Though generally harmless, muscle cramps can make it temporarily impossible to use the affected muscle.
Hi, First post! I didn't know what forum to put this in, so I figured I'd stick it here. I play acoustic guitar, and my hand cramps up when I play in.
One final piece of advice: avoid washing your hands or doing anything to soften them right before playing. Strings are hard. Fingers are soft. Don’t make them softer. And don’t stop playing. Above all, experts say: take care of yourself, but don’t stop playing.
Relax into your posture: If you are having to contort your arm and wrist into all sorts of strange positions to get this right, then try and hold your hand in position and relax your body and arm (while keeping your hand in as good a position as you can). Part of the exercise is for you to learn how to use your body comfortably to make these shapes and play these notes.