elbow pain on right hand

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elbow pain on right hand

Post by johnG » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:06 pm

First I play right handed, and my elbow hurts when I play more than a hour or so. Is there anything I can do, and still play, to stop my elbow from hurting, Could this be caused by my technique for holding the guitar?

Any help is appreciated


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Re: elbow pain on right hand

Post by gitgeezer » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:31 pm

Get a thera-band flexbar. It worked for me.

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Re: elbow pain on right hand

Post by bear » Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:01 pm

see a M.D. and bring your guitar and footstool.
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Re: elbow pain on right hand

Post by MessyTendon » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:09 am

Get an ergonomic guitar support...or...heaven forbid just install a strap button.

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Re: elbow pain on right hand

Post by lagartija » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:30 am

What part of your elbow hurts?
Are you playing more than an hour without taking a break?
Are you working with a teacher?
Does it hurt only when you play guitar or do other activities cause the same pain?
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Re: elbow pain on right hand

Post by kirolak » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:08 am


I've followed the exercises in this video, & within 2 days my elbow pain has been hugely reduced; both elbows hurt on the inside, at the point where a rounded bone protrudes -at first I thought it was from clenching the guitar with the right arm, but when the left elbow also began hurting, I searched the internet for help (!) with very good results!

I hope this works for you, too. . . .:)

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