Arthritis is hugely prevalent in the population, and one of the primary causes of disability in adults. The lifestyle of musicians makes them particularly prone to this ailment due to the repetitive strain practicing and performing can put on one's joints. Here we look at how to keep arthritis at bay, and cope more effectively with it as a condition.
In this new post from MusicThinkTank, Warren Fowler warns against the dangers of arthritis for musicians, and what they can do to protect themselves from, and more effectively manage the condition.
"Most musicians feel the first symptoms after a period of long practice sessions. According to the report, the most common problem is overuse, which is poorly defined but represents the culmination of playing past the point of muscle fatigue.For this reason, you should take a short break and then continue playing shorter but more often. Don’t forget to warm up before taking your instrument – musicians are just like sportsmen who have to prepare their bodies for physical challenges of the profession."