As my arthritis has progressed my guitar playing has become more problematic, and is becoming impossible. I can no longer bend my index finger on my left hand so basic chords like C and G are impossible. The remaining three digits are painful and becoming less achievable. Barre chords are no longer possible because of the position my index finger is locked in. I am investigating using slides but not sure what route to take. Is there a chat room for musicians ? Exercises are no longer an option. Many thanks. MiloRose.