If your sore fingers hurt from playing guitar then watch this quick video to discover how to prevent sore fingers, how to fix them and what to do when your fingers hurt too much to play at all!
All guitar players know about sore fingers! And it’s not just beginner guitar players who face this problem. Changing to heavier strings, doing lots of string bends, or just playing more often than normal can all lead to sore fingertips that hurt.
When you get sore fingers while playing the guitar, playing through the pain will help you to improve. However, knowing when to take a day off to rest your fingers is also important. When your fingers get harder, it becomes easier to press down the string and easier to play for longer without your fingers getting sore or going numb.
To prevent sore fingers you can apply a little salt water to them each day to toughen up the skin. Superglue can also be applied to the ends to protect fingers which are sore. This can help you to keep going even when you’re fingers are very tender.
Sometimes you may need to take a short break and play again in a few hours. And if your fingers are too sore to play at all, then don’t worry: there is a lot of valuable practice you can do away from the instrument to still help you improve. Playing a lot of guitar is going to make your fingers sore; that is just a fact. But if you push through this phase, you will feel a sense of accomplishment and come out the other side as a capable guitarist…with tougher fingers!