I'm only 27. I don't have arthritis or anything. Whenever I try travis picking and any sort of shuffle stuff, where you might extend your pink to say, 2 frets further than a power chord, it freaking wrecks my fretting hand wrist. Absolutely wrecks it. I can feel it burning pretty quickly. 5 minutes tops is all I can do it for, and nothing is fretted properly anyway. I figure I've GOT to be doing something wrong. >_< Is it supposed to burn so fast? Or burn at all? I really need to nail this stuff. It's like every time I go to learn something new, some rhythm stuff comes up (in this case, it's a "Country Shuffle" from the 1-2-3 Country lesson on Truefire) and there's something there that wrecks my hand. Last time it was Travis picking - I just can't hold the bar chord for that long without it burning the **** out of my hand. Even the bog standard blues-shuffle thing, where you go from like 57xxxx to 59xxxx wrecks my hand. It's really annoying because I just want to get this stuff nailed ASAP.