Reply To: Painful thumb


I have struggled with a sore thumb for years. I certainly agree with Tomas on Positioning.

There’s also the pressure concern don’t use more pressure than necessary.

Niether of these concerns fix it for me. While I certainly try to adhere to both,

it doesn’t seem to help much. What does help is, I take breaks in my practice time

or divide it into sections. I do warm up exercises BUT DON’T OVER DO IT.

Thirdly, I exercise my thumb durring the day. I simply move my thumb in circles.

I find it a little painful but doing this relaxes my thumb and makes it easier the next day.

Hope this helps