For the last couple of years I've had the occasional bit of numbness in my left hand, mainly while gaming, and sometimes driving. Also when gripping something tightly ( screwdriver etc) it will be sore.
This has never impacted playing before ( although up until a few months ago my frequency of guitar was sporadic at besy) but lately when I do any chords that require the index finger to be used or the thumb to be wrapped round the neck I get a sharp pain in my left index finger and hand. I physically can't hold an F chord at all now.
It's only the last few months that I've been playing regularly (daily ish) but it's only the last couple of weeks where the problem seems to be getting worse. I've also changed guitar recently from an Epi Les Paul to a PRS SE. The necks are different but not dramatically so, and I'm wondering could the have made the problem worse?
Is this the dreaded Carpal Tunnel? Or is there anything else that could be causing it?