It can be used on ANY guitar (including left-handed). Its adjustable design allows for customization. It accommodates all skill levels. It can be used by those missing a finger or who have a neurological injury. I have arthritis in my fingers and the first finger will not bend very far on both hands without pain. Classical play position is easier because the fingers are more staight and the wrist more underneath the neck of the guitar. My doctor suggested that playing more would be almost a therapy with anti inflamatory drugs. Nov 23, · Arthritis and Playing A Guitar I'm approaching 64 and have arthritis in my left hand. I gave my beautiful Ovation 6-string acoustic/electric to an aspiring musician in our church band. After 2 years, I'm missing it terribly. Do any of you guitarists know of a guitar that could accommodate my crippled hand? It's not that bad; mainly the pinkie. Mar 26, · Hello everyone - I'm also a 'lucky' arthritis sufferer and sometimes it's almost impossible to get things working. I find that for me I have to have a much longer warm up before my hands want to do anything fun. Sometimes I just can't make the guitar chords work and on that day I'll swap across to ukulele. Sometimes guitar seems to be okay. Oct 18, · I've had arthritis for like 6 years now, but only within the last year has it migrated to my hands. I've been playing guitar for around 3 years now, but I'm finding it harder and harder to hold bar chords and trickier chords that require finger flexibility. Studies have proven that the finger movements and exercise related to playing can actually help arthritis sufferers. In fact, arthritis sufferers who began to play an instrument improved the dexterity and strength in their fingers and other muscles. View these videos to learn about an array of topics such as how to play guitar chords for beginners, how ChordBuddy is a revolutionizing way that people learn to play guitar, and how it can do the same for you! It’s Easy, It’s Quick It’s You Playing the Guitar! Jan 19, · Hold the guitar properly. The way you hold the neck of the guitar effects how long you can barre chords before your hand cramps and hurts. Anchor your thumb close the center-back of the neck and not over-the-top as if it was peeking from the fretboard. Placing your thumb in the center-back of the guitar's neck should help you with the proper form%(77).
Early diagnosis is critical to limiting joint damage and maintaining your full ability to make music. Do any of you guitarists know of a guitar that could accommodate my crippled hand? Exercise and diet seem like a better place to start than pills. Many people first notice a sharp pain in the lower back or break a bone during a minor bump. This way your fingers don't touch other strings and hinder the sound. When I wake up in the morning I can't bend my fingers, but after a few painful minutes I am fully capable, and start the day with a full regimen of scales I recommend lots of double-interval and 4-per-string drills to really work the hands. Use good non greasy deep heat muscle rub on your hands and wrists before you play.
Other than prescribing various medications, a doctor may advise patients to begin an exercise regimen. I bought an Ibanez electric recently that has a thick neck. After practicing all the stretches and scales and hand exercises I began to find that the pain was receding, and over the last several years I have not only been able to play any style guitar I'm capable of playing, skill-wise, but I have added back acoustic guitars and even play two twelve-strings now daily they're very easy for 12s, one's a Taylor T5z and the other is a Godin A I had pain in my feet everyday with the mornings being the worse. I just play all the strings I can and it works OK. Alyssa Silverglass.
Arthritis and Playing A Guitar I'm approaching 64 and have arthritis in my left hand. Each finger only holds a note for a short time, and rarely would you be bending a string like this so there's less stess on the fingers in general or at least, that's what I find This is on electric guitar with fairly low action ands size 10 strings. I have found curamed a turmeric product to be possibly very good for my salivary gland cancer and radiation side effects as a natural anti-inflammatory. Take up the drums , the keyboard ,,, just about a million ways to play on really. Hello it would be really good to hear some advice and talk to people who understand how it feels. Obviously living in pain makes it very difficult to do either of those.