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You may have begun playing an instrument as a young child, or maybe you began to build your skills later in life. Musicianship can be enjoyed quietly by oneself, or shared with others in small groups or grand ensembles.
Remember that making music is a physical pursuit and requires athleticism! It is easy to get lost in the technical aspects of perfecting your music and the fulfillment playing with others. Playing most instruments requires repetitive, precise physical movements, often of the hands and arms. This can be more difficult if you have a history of an injury, or if you start to experience pain when you practice or play.
The following strategies are recommended to prevent repetitive use injuries or musculoskeletal pain, minimize the impact of old injuries as you play your instrument, and maximize endurance and efficiency while building skills on your instrument. These tips can also be used for other types of activities such as typing, grasping tools, or training for sports.
Six Tips to Avoid Injuries While Playing Your Instrument:
Caring for your body in these ways can maximize your endurance while playing musical instruments and reduce the risk of injury or pain.
If you’ve experienced tingling or discomfort in your fingers or arms during musical or other activities, click here to learn more about what could be causing the pain.