Healthy Piano Playing

Forearm and Hand Pain - Tendonitis and RSI in Pianists


Forearm and hand pain can be linked to a number of conditions, so it is important to get an accurate diagnosis from a medical specialist. It can all seem rather confusing at first, as different doctors use different terms. The most commonly used terms nowadays for the kind of non-specific forearm pain that pianists often experience are 'work-related upper limb disorder' or 'non-specific upper limb pain'. As this type of pain is often associated with repetitive movement it was previously known as R.S.I. (repetitive strain injury). It is also linked with an intense practice regime or forceful movements...

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