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my left arm hurts from fingers to shoulder from playing guitar
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Robinson Aug 10, 2012.

 

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Jim Robinson replied to Gaia Oyarzun, Gonzalo Villarroel's discussion my left arm hurts from fingers to shoulder from playing guitar
"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…"
Aug 10, 2012
Shawn Blackwell replied to Gaia Oyarzun, Gonzalo Villarroel's discussion my left arm hurts from fingers to shoulder from playing guitar
"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…"
May 17, 2010
Kathleen Trissel replied to Gaia Oyarzun, Gonzalo Villarroel's discussion my left arm hurts from fingers to shoulder from playing guitar
"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…"
Dec 13, 2009
Dave Vohar replied to Gaia Oyarzun, Gonzalo Villarroel's discussion my left arm hurts from fingers to shoulder from playing guitar
"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.…"
Dec 11, 2009
Jason Jimerson replied to Gaia Oyarzun, Gonzalo Villarroel's discussion my left arm hurts from fingers to shoulder from playing guitar
"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…"
Dec 1, 2009
Do Mi Stauber replied to Gaia Oyarzun, Gonzalo Villarroel's discussion my left arm hurts from fingers to shoulder from playing guitar
"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…"
Dec 1, 2009
Mike Dawes replied to Gaia Oyarzun, Gonzalo Villarroel's discussion my left arm hurts from fingers to shoulder from playing guitar
"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…"
Nov 20, 2009
Gaia Oyarzun, Gonzalo Villarroel posted a discussion

my left arm hurts from fingers to shoulder from playing guitar

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
Aug 4, 2009
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5-7 years
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Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Electric guitar
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blues, jazz, classic rock, psycodelic, latin
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