Reoccurring tendinitis in my wrist, elbow and thumb has me trying out new strings to see if any of the strings that advertise less tension/pull without going down a step in gauge have any merit. I’ve played D’Addario 10-46 XL for 20 years. I recently tried regular EB Slinky and from a feel standpoint there is a difference that helps. I personally can’t stand the sound of them however. I believe at this point I’m going to try some strings with pure nickel round wrap over a round core. Apparently round core strings have slightly less tension than strings produced with hex cores. There are companies like Stringjoy, Pyramid and DR that make these. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this they would like to share, or recommendations. To be clear this really is a first world problem and easily fixed. If this little experiment with round core strings doesn’t work out I can drop to 9.5 - 44’s and get on with it.