Strains in my Right Arm

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LukeMarsden
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Strains in my Right Arm

Post by LukeMarsden » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:46 pm

Hi all,

I'm getting some serious strains in my right arm and nerves (just above my right wrist)

Is this normal when practicing for a couple of hours everyday?

PS - I am a student!

PPS - Can anyone recommend any relaxing or de-stressing advice??????

Gary Macleod
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Re: Strains in my Right Arm

Post by Gary Macleod » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:40 pm

Have a look at this video I did on scales, look at how your fingers move away from the guitar and see if you can find a difference between movement away from the strings and movement on the strings. You must have the same level of relaxation.

https://youtu.be/NTB0PBlzxB0

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Re: Strains in my Right Arm

Post by BugDog » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:36 pm

Just a thought.

Check where your arm is resting on the guitar. Sometimes nerves get pinched there. Perhaps some padding might help or help diagnose.
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