Forearm pain only from playing bass guitar
hello there. i regularly play bass as an amateur every day for a couple of hours.
i use the fingering technique on the right hand, and out of the blue after a 3-4 hours from the last practice session i started having pain on my right forearm only (no wrist, no hand). working in a bar pouring beers doesn't help as well, i reckon.
overnight pain doesn't seem to be diminished. if i tried to stretch the hand i clearly feel pain on the forearm. what could this be?
While it may feel like it showed up out of the blue, it didn't. You had a Tendonitis
dynamic LONG before you ever felt pain.
So you ask "What can it be?"
Essentially, you use your forearms a lot. Muscles get tight, and stay tight.
A Process of Inflammation
eventually kicks in.
Your body compensates as long as it can until it loses, at which your feel pain. Some people suddenly feel disabling pain.
You only feel pain in your forearms, that's good. I imagine that that's a function of TOO TIGHT FOREARM muscles, irritated and unhappy, and if you take care of that now, and learn how to keep your forearms happy, it likely won't spread anywhere else.
So you're in a somewhat acute response. It hurts, it's going to hurt for a while until you do something effective about it.
It will probably go away with time and rest, but as you're going to keep playing guitar, pouring beer, brushing your teeth, etc....----------------------
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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