robin loops wrote:Is the pain concentrated on the group of muscles that connect to the thumb? And if you tap on it (along the 'seam' between the thumb group of muscles and the inner palm area) does it feel numb (or tingly)? If so it could be a lot like the problem I had. I was chronic tendonitis and if not checked could have easily turned into full blown carpel tunnel. I thought this was due to past injuries and general physiology of my hands and therefore would always be a limitation.
It hasn't got that painful yet...it seems to only happen when playing guitar and when I have to "grip" certain chords. And it's more of a quick sharp pain in the middle of my palm. I am going to lay out one more day from playing and then take it really easy starting back. I took Ken-pa's advice last night and wore a brace to immobilize it. It may very well be a technique issue, though in all my years of playing I've not had this type of thing. I guess I'm getting older...lol.
I've had a couple of "close scrapes" as it were with injuries that could have taken me out of playing guitar...so I'm very skittish about pain esp. nerve type pain. I'm going to continue to take it easy...then ease back into practice. If it continues though I will go see a doc. Thanks.