My hand, she hurts...
June 11, 2006 10:25 PM Subscribe
How can I keep my picking hand from cramping up when I play guitar?
posted by gally99 to Health & Fitness (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
When I play guitar for more than 30 minutes or so I tend to get a rather debilitating cramp in my right hand, between my thumb and index finger. This definately happens more when performing, so I assume nerves has a good deal to do with it, but it does sometimes happen at practice, or when I'm sitting on the couch and playing.
I'd imagine just stretching before playing might help, but I can't figure out how to stretch that muscle.
Any advice or help?