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FDP Forum / Performer's Corner / Tendon Injury in fretting hand - the fix

rockstar_not

USA

Thank God for guitars!
Jul 15th, 2017 10:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Anyone with a 'goose neck' injury (that's what the Dr. called it) which doesn't let you put significant fretting pressure down on strings? I got this awhile back, and didn't really affect my playing until having to play 'Cissy Strut' on bass. Here's my blog post on getting a brace from the Dr. and then my higher tech solution

Goose no longer on the loose!

tepperson

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... LIKE THE DESIGN?!
Jul 16th, 2017 10:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

OK, you're pretty amazing with design software and that 3D printer! That's cool!

Peegoo
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a round of applause
Jul 16th, 2017 12:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Patent that!

Leftee
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Jul 16th, 2017 06:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's awesome!

Will your finger heal over time?

rockstar_not

USA

Thank God for guitars!
Jul 16th, 2017 08:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic



Will your finger heal over time?

No. This is the way it is. Dr said he could do surgery to kind of weld the joint but there is supposedly no way to actually fix the tendon damage. I should have gone to get it looked at years ago when I injured it.

JJ236

United States

not today
Jul 19th, 2017 09:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think it's a great design. How's the injury, by the way? Feeling better?

rockstar_not

USA

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Jul 19th, 2017 09:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I haven't felt pain from this injury for probably 6 years. It's not painful to play with it but fretting bass notes with the pinky just doesn't work if it's a reach. The splint does help provide the support to do that but it does feel weird; kind of messes with muscle memory.

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