Mudcat Café message #1171447 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65769   Message #1171447
Posted By: Mudlark
26-Apr-04 - 01:50 PM
Thread Name: Cramps in chord hand
Subject: RE: Cramps in chord hand
I dont get cramps, per se, but have a trigger finger that drives me crazy sometimes. Best way for me to loosen up is to take fingers off strings for a beat and flex, it amazing how many of these tiny breaks you can fit in to smooth playing.

Also, if you decide to give calcium a try (and it's a good suggestion) be sure to add magnesium (which has just as much effect on muscle tension). Ratio: 1000 mg cal/500 mg magnesium.

Frank...interesting info on effect of dairy products on muscle tension. I've never heard that. Indicates that supplements might be a better way of getting needed calcium than drinking a lot of milk.