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.