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Thread #70159   Message #1197975
Posted By: Bernard
31-May-04 - 07:35 PM
Thread Name: Guitarist with buggered finger
Subject: RE: Guitarist with buggered finger
Hmmm... six weeks is rather optimistic... it was a few months before mine was anything like usable.

I kept playing, but it was as if the finger belonged to someone else, it felt so clumsy.

The biggest problem was being unable to 'clench' it the same as the other fingers, movement was so restricted. My guitar work was limited to very basic stuff, and the mandolin was hopeless! I could manage the accordion and concertinas okay, because I could substitute a different finger for the most part - but it was very distracting!

Hope the specialist has something sensible to contribute!