What to do when you’re suffering from aches and pains from guitar playing Part 2

In Part 1 of “What to do when you’re suffering from aches and pains from guitar playing”, we talked about identify where your pain is, and also when it is happening when it’s related to guitar.

Now it’s worth finding out how we can fix your aches and pains too.

3.) Other lifestyle elements 

Are there is other things in your life that’s contribution to your aches and pains. Sometimes it might not be the guitar playing it could be something else and it’s aggravated by your guitar playing. This is very common nowadays because a lot of people work in the office hunched over a laptop. And that’s a very similar posture they then adapt with that guitar playing which increases the amount of aches and pains that they are already suffering with. It causes your chest muscles at the front of your body to tighten and your muscles behind your shoulder blades extend which is very difficult to fix.

With the right exercises on with the right guidance is possible to fix it but it might mean you have to make some changes to other parts of your lifestyle too. 

It could be start working for my desk it could be that do you need to do more running and more weight training. Or it could be taking up yoga there are lots of things that might be able to help you with these aches and pains.

4.)  How to fix it

This is a bit more of a complicated question. It really depends on what’s causing your aches and pains, when you are suffering from it, how long you’ve been suffering with it for, and How severe these issues are. There are many times when it can be a medical problem and you need to go see a physio to help you overcome these challenges. 

You might be surprised to hear that many guitar teachers actually don’t know how to fix these type of issues. It might be because that they’ve never suffered from them themselves or maybe they’ve got these specific problems that they’ve suffered from. And so therefore can help you. 

But most aren’t sure what to do. A lot of these aches and pains stem from tension in your body and you might not be out able to identify that tension for you it’s something that you have to discover yourself. This is an area that we’ve got a lot of expertise and we even have personal trainers and physio that can help you get rid of you.

If you’re interested to know more then please contact us, and we can help you with the next steps. …

What to do when you’re suffering from aches and pains from guitar playing Part 1

It’s pretty common for guitarists to suffer from aches and pains, starting in the beginning or whether they are experienced or advance guitar players. 

Here are a few ideas on how you can overcome it and start to enjoy your guitar playing again. Rather than dreading your next practice session.

1.) Identify the pain

That’s my sound like a silly point but it’s important to know where it hurts on your body when you’re playing the guitar is it your shoulder is at your neck sometimes you think you’re eating in one place but actually the problem stems from somewhere else for example sometimes our wrist hurts but Ashley is coming up from our back affecting our shoulders and it’s causing a risk to her because it’s a different position. So that’s why it’s important to identify where it hurts but where the source of pain could be coming from.

Work out where you’ve got tension when you’re playing, I could be in your shoulders which is very common with people slightly raised her shoulders up when they play the guitar. I could be your back a lot of people hunched over when they play the guitar as well what over arched her neck. Especially when you’re looking down at the fretboard. This is very common with begin a guitarist as they arch they’re back over to look at the Fretboard as they can’t see where they should be placing their fingers. And this causes a lot of back and neck ache.

2.) When does it happen

Besides finding out where it hurts it’s important that we know when does it happen is it when you’re practising guitar is it when you doing scales is it when you doing at particular song when you’ve got extra tension because you feel pressure. Is it when you are playing when you’re standing is it when you’re sitting is it when you’re on a particular chair. Sometimes bad chair that doesn’t help your posture can be the cause of backache. 

It could also be what you’re playing on the guitar. So very commonly we see people suffering from shoulder ache when they play barcodes. And that’s because of the amount of attention that they put on the rest when they play it rather than building strength in the correct way.

Go onto Part 2 of this article to find out how you get fix your aches and pain to enjoy your guitar playing again. …