Post by Steven Bornfeld Post by email@example.com
I’m one of the older guys on RCMP’s. Been looking in since 1980s. My LH
fingers are sore a lot of the time. Someone said this is due to less
fat in finger-tips due to age. Anyone else affected like this? Rob
Haven't looked into this; but I remember seeing a discussion years ago
about diabetics developing sore fingers. Can't imagine what the
mechanism may be here. Since so many of us are developing type 2
diabetes as we get older, it may be a consideration if you've developed it.
I would counsel with a doctor. On at least two occasions I pressed hard
with a finger tip, on both occasions my third, and got a sharp,
needle-like pain. It continued for over a week, so I avoided playing,
but eventually it dissappeared. It was really painful--and note that I
had solid calluses. I carped about it on rmmgj but got no substative
input on the topic. Note this was on steel string, flat-wrap strings,
On other occasions I've had a sharp pain in both my 1st and 3rd, but it
didn't continue, or if it did it was only for a short while, and was
gone the following day.
Fortunately I have no diabetic or pre-diabetic condition.
On the other hand, "fingers that are sore a lot of the time" might be
anything, certainly including arthritis, depending on what "sore"
means. Reference to finger-tips makes me guess it isn't joint pain
Robert is speaking of.