However, with the bow nestling right into the 2nd joint of my index finger, I'm beginning to notice some exacerbation of some pre-existing joint pain. Particularly if I have the bow right under the 2nd joint. Right above the second joint (towards the tip of the finger), I have no pain. If I move the bow a little lower than right under the 2nd joint, that has possibilities too for an alternate place to land. All in all, I just have to watch when I need to put pressure on the bow.
I do notice that that bow hold is not really what I see a lot of players using, but it had immediate impact for me.
Just wondering who else uses that style bow hold and/or what you folks might be doing for joint pain in that area. I'm 65. I don't know specifically that I have arthritis (no malformations), but possibly due to some repetitive stress from playing a button box accordion with a thumb strap on that right thumb (with the possibility of inflaming the adjacent finger) AND playing way too many 4 hour gigs.Tweet
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