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Thread #65769   Message #1086004
Posted By: Cluin
04-Jan-04 - 06:08 PM
Thread Name: Cramps in chord hand
Subject: RE: Cramps in chord hand
Never had cramping in my left hand, but I have in my right one. I found I was grabbing the pick too tight. Switching to a heavier pick with a good gripping surface (like the Brain picks have) helped.

Of course I did have another problem with my right hand while working construction years ago. Several months with a large heavy hammer rivalling Mjollnir, with a no-give metal handle, used for making and knocking apart concrete forms for footings and basements for 12 hour days in cold wet weather, 6 days a week, left me with a serious cramping problem for a while. Every morning's first duty was to pry the stiff claw straight and massage it back to life. Lasted for about 6 months after I left that job. Luckily no lasting damage was done (I think).