Hey guys, i'm starting to get really worried about my hand and I want to know if anyone else has had a similar experience. I always try to warm up slowly, play with a relaxed hand, and do minor hand stretches before and after practice. About 3 weeks ago my hand just started hurting after a particularly rigorous couple days of practice. The first time it hurt I stopped playing for a day and it felt better, so I start playing and the pain comes back. As time goes on, i'm playing less and less, and the amount of play time it takes to trigger the pain is getting shorter and shorter. The pain will carry on thoughout an entire day or more. I'm getting really worried, but I have no idea what i'm doing wrong. Maybe my hands just aren't built for metal guitar playing Edit: fretting hand, and the pain often goes all the way up my forearm.