About a month ago I started to experience a lot of pain in my left (fretting) hand index finger. I can play but there are certain things that are giving me a problem. Mainly, full barre chords. I'm a thumb over the neck player and there are only a couple of occasions in the band's set where I need to barre a full E shape but at the moment it's impossible for me to do this because it is WAY too painful.
I'm also experiencing pins and needles in my ring finger and pinky.
This is scaring the hell out of me.
I'm thinking of going to my GP but they tend to be dismissive of things like finger pain - " It hurts when you do that ? Don't do it then. "
Any thoughts or advice would be much appreciated.