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Post  atticus108 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:44 am

My wrists, especially my left one, hurt after I play the bass for awhile. I've played guitar for awhile, but just started the bass. So I am not sure if it is just my wrists adjusting to the differences of playing the bass or if its a problem developing.

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Post  ThreeLetterSyndrom on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:00 am

If it hurts, it's probably a problem developing.

See if warming up your wrists with wrist circling and some stretching alleviates the pain. If not, you'll have to lay off the bass for a week at least. After that you can ease back in, but don't go playing for hours and ALWAYS warm up your wrists beforehand.

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Post  atticus108 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:11 pm

Ok thanks, I've been doing the finger stretches but I have not really done any wrist stretches ever...in my entire life.

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Post  ThreeLetterSyndrom on Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:51 pm

Finger stretches can function as wrist stretches as well since the muscles you're actually stretching are located in the forearm. Here's a vid of a really great wrist warmup. It takes a few minutes, but it's excellent prehab. It's also used in carpal tunnel syndrome rehab. Wink

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