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RSI in musicians

Dr Mary Wyatt

Professional musicians have high rates of musculoskeletal pain, but few studies have analysed the risks of work activities or the psychosocial work environment.

The diagnosis of RSI, or overuse syndrome, has been long doubted and questioned, but the diagnosis is less controversial these days. This study of arm pain in musicians highlights how RSI can be a common problem. The United Kingdom researchers aimed to understand how common arm pain was in professional musicians. They also sought to understand factors that increased the chance a musician would experience the problem. Researchers asked about 500...

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