I guess there comes a time for every serious musician to think about the reality of 'physical pain' that comes with the love of music. We all want to practice more and more, but lately even I have been experiencing some numbness and pain from the repetition and postures I put my body through.
We're most likely at risk of repetitive injuries above all. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Finger etc etc are a musician's nightmare. Anyone has more information to share on this? Anyway I'd just like to remind all of us here to relax and give it a break once in a while
Especially if you're super-industrious and go on for hours (like myself)
Personally I've no tried-and-true preventive methods and I usually practice till pain sets in. I hope i'm not risking myself to any injuries! I'm spending alot of time because I specialize in more than just one instrument..
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