"I see this is an old post, but I'm sure other people will run across it in the future, as I have. This sounds to me like something I am currently suffering with -- a compression of the nerve that runs from between the C6 and C7 vertebrae. For…"
"What's the latest on your condition? I had similar problems years ago. Turned out I had herniated discs in my neck. After fusion surgery the problems went away. I would suggest you at least go see an orthopedic/neuro-surgeon who can quickly…"
"I can sure sympathize with you. I deal with chronic neck and shoulder pain, and for quite some time I couldn't play because of "moaning/groaning" nerve pain down my left arm. An MRI with the pain management doctor reveals I have…"
"Thanks for the post. I've got about the same problem. After trying to practice last night I decided to take a week off to see if that helps. I just have a lot of pain after playing and also can hardly hold anything heavy in the left arm.…"
"I've had a similar problem with my strumming arm. Not as bad as yours, but I can't completely straighten my arm as a result. First, you should ask your doctor to refer you to a physical therapist, so you can get some professional medical…"
"I tried lengthening my guitar strap when I started taking voice lessons and was working on good singing posture while playing. My left arm and shoulder completely cranked out. It went away when I shortened the strap again. I recommend experimenting…"
"It doesn't sound like tendonitis if your bones are crunching.
I had tendonitis for about 8 months in both arms, the key is to play very slowly in moderation.
play nothing for 2 weeks, then try 5 mins a day and if it hurts stop. The idea is to…"
Hi everyone, I hope you can help me with this one. . . I've got a serious problem with my left arm. It hurts like hell, off and on, usually after playing but more recently it's been hurting all of the time. sometimes i literally can't pick up a full cup of tea because my arm just doesn't seem to have stregnth and it doubles and goes limp when i try to life something up. i know it's come from playing guitar, but i dont know exactly what problem it is. the doctors said it's probably tendinitis,…See More