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  • the-old-coach

    February 14, 2023 at 10:26 am


    I get these weird contorted-fingers hand cramps in my fretting hand now & again as well.

    For me, it seems like they just go away after just a minute or so of shaking and stretching my hands and fingers out……. but………. when I put my fingers back on the fretboard and happen to find that EXACT same weird position, they cramp right back up again. For me, it’s kind-of a “trigger” thing– I’m fine until I find “that ONE” position.

    I don’t know if you could look at it like any other muscle-cramp— (charley horse, etc). My good-old cure for leg cramps was– believe it or not– drinking about a half cup of pickle juice……. I don’t know why or how– but it seemed to work….. and quick!

    I’ve heard another “old wives’ tale”- (can I say that these days?)- that bananas work also.

    Anyway– that’s my crazy advice for charley-horses, but I have my doubts it’d be the same for hand cramps.

    There ya go… I’m full of advice– (and something else?)…….