Right Shoulder Problems, anyone?



  • chrissotochrissoto New
    Posts: 5
    Elliot wrote:
    chrissoto wrote:
    I've been digging into the gypsy jazz style heaps in the past 2 months or so. Daily practice as much as I can. I rest as much as possible but I have been getting right shoulder pain around the joint area and also the top shoulder muscle. I've been doing everything as carefully as possible. I have previously broken my collar bone (about 2 years ago), and maybe that has something to do with it?
    What are the main things I should observe that I may be doing wrong?
    I always keep my wrist as relaxed as possible, and there is no pain there. Just the shoulder.


    I had the exact same problem for a while but cured it.

    Try not hunching up your right shoulder when you play (assuming you are playing righty). It seems that I because I like to play on my couch I was sinking down too low, which made me raise my shoulder. Now I still play on the couch, but the shoulder pain went away.

    Thanks heaps for the tip! I will put that into practice and hopefully it cures it. If not I will try a few other things before I seek professional help.

    Keep on swingin!
  • jhanajcjhanajc New
    Posts: 6
    Here's an excellent video on posture by Lollo -

    Basically about setting yourself up so the wrist can move with maximum freedom. It may in turn help relax the shoulder.

    Wishing you all pain free playing. - JC
  • I started to get a bit of pain in the shoulder and realized it was definitely from poor posture. During gigs, I hunch over and tense up. I could benefit from watching that Lollo video daily.
  • rimmrimm Ireland✭✭✭✭ Paul doyle D hole, washburn washington
    Posts: 605
    As my day job for the last 10 years has been as Personal trainer I recomend the following:

    `1)use a mirror to watch your progress
    2) warm up with a slow to mid tempo tune to get all the muscles working-Don't just jump in with 'Feerie' as played by Angelo.
    3)increasing the amount of protein in your diet amazingly can help-each time we lift a weight for example, we are actually attacking and destroying muscle-the area gets lager to preven this happening (ie) when lifting a dumbell. Protein is the building block of muscle
    4) use an exercise that will target the area such as lateral raises-you can do this with anything you have lying around-cans of beans etc. A dynoband is excellent for this-you should get one in most workout stores-I have attatched said exercise -if it continues to cause you pain get to the doctors-could be a trapped nerve or similar.
    One plus side of this is that you may look better in tshirts and not get sand kicked in your face in Samois. (Not that I have seen sand there but you get my drift.) ... raises.jpg
    I got a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell
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