Wrist Tendonitis In My Left Hand My Guitar Playing Hand

I have wrist tendonitis in my left hand from playing guitar.

My left hand feels stiff most of the time.

It hurts when I play guitar.

What can I do?


Joshua Answers:

Hello there.

Short question, short answer.

1. Learn How To Reduce Inflammation.

2. Understand the nature of Tendonitis.

3. Up your levels of Magnesium for Tendonitis.

4. Self Massage the wrist and hand and forearm, both sides.

5. You may also want to consider getting my ebook Reversing Guitar Tendonitis.

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Oct 20, 2009
Left hand issues (to original poster)
by: James

While there is a chance you may have tendinitis (I'm not the expert), you should take a look at your left hand technique and how that might be affecting your wrist.

Raise your strap and start playing in classical position while sitting down (guitar resting on left thigh, neck angled in the air), and play with your thumb behind the neck at a 90 degree angle with the floor.

It might look/feel weird at first but classical position forces you to keep the proper wrist/forearm angle and makes it easier to keep your thumb behind the neck instead of having stick over.

This actually makes it easier and more comfortable to make large fast stretches that may have given you pain before.

Play with as little tension as possible as well, don't force speed.

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