Apologies if something similar has been asked before..
I came back to guitar about a year ago, after a decade layoff - during which time I broke the ring finger on my left hand. Despite going through 6 months worth of physio, I never managed to get full movement back into the finger. I can't close the left hand properly. The top knuckle joint on the ring finger works fine, but the other two joints don't let it fold back properly.
I've worked round it to a degree. I can rotate the wrist round far enough to let me three finger solo using the ring finger - but am finding it's just not possible to form chords that need the ring finger on the top three strings.
I've always been a casual (read: not very skilled) player. At this stage I've been contemplating taking a more structured set of lessons to up the skill level and play 'full songs' for a while now, but am really doubting whether that's viable.
Anybody any experience of working around this kind of restriction - or pointers on musical styles genres where you could pass yourself when certain chord shapes are just impossible for you ?