Mandolin pick for injured hands can be great help when you suffer an issue with your hand(s). People with hand injuries can not properly hold the pick, or hold it for a long time. The questions that these people usually ask are:
- What are the available alternatives?
- What is the difference in using a thumb-pick compared to a flat-pick?
- Is tone affected from thumb-picks?
Let’s try to answer them one-by-one.
Please note that this article was inspired by a thread in Mandolin Cafe forum and was written in order to make the information accessible to more people facing injuries. Nevertheless, not all injuries or hand problems are the same, so what has worked for others may not work for you. The good point is that almost all options are cheap (2-10 USD), so feel free to experiment with a mandolin pick for injured hands, till you find a solution you are happy with.