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I've seen this subject come up several times over the last few months, but always in asides. Usually, some of the older players talking about how they can't play certain neck shapes or chord fingerings because of left hand pain. Sometimes that is arthritis. Sometimes that is something else.
Wondering if those folks would chime in here to see what advice they might give their younger self. Was it poor technique that caused this? If it was technique related, what specifically? Thumb chord fingerings? Death grip fretting? If it is something that is preventable, maybe some of the younger players can benefit from these experiences, so they aren't doomed to make the same ones?
Everyone talks about sharing licks and tips for navigating certain chord changes, but I don't often see a lot of discussion on properly warming up muscles or how certain choices can have consequences much later on. Thanks in advance!