I've noticed for the past few weeks (3 weeks maybe?) that my left hand index fingertip is possibly rougher than my other fingers and is less squishy when pressure is applyed to a flat surface or what not, and it hurts. It's not shard shooting pains but it hurts and it feels as if its abit swollen. This is only on my left hand index finger tip, the part which comes in contact with the violin strings. The sides if i move my finger all the way left and right on a flat surface, the sides dont hurt, just the tip, feels weird. My middle finger just slightttly hurts after practice but then it seems fine. My index finger has been like this since maybe a week or so after starting to play the violin.
Also, this thanksgiving week, i couldnt play the violin for like 4 days straight, and even so, it's still there )= Googling isnt making me feel any better lol.
Is this normal? I know when i started guitar, my fingerstips would hurt, but never did it last this long. I hope one of you can shine some light on me! This is alittle scary.
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