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Day 1 Musician with RSI

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by atticusk93, Sep 20, 2022.

  1. atticusk93

    atticusk93 Newcomer

    I have 100 percent accepted that what I have is TMS. Having tried doctors, splints, stretches, weights, PT, expensive piano lessons, technique training, to no avail, I was feeling desperate and despondent. I felt like my future was robbed from me. Now I feel like things are going to be ok.

    It's hard to have 0 doubt. A little voice in my head tells me "Maybe you're more injured than anyone else here. Maybe you can't be helped. Maybe you'll float through life doing as little as possible with your hands". It's crazy the things out minds tell us, when we don't take care of ourselves.
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  2. mbo

    mbo Well known member

    the vast, VAST majority of "injured musicians" aren't damaged. They are in pain .... but not injured. After all playing a musical instrument is not wrestling!
    So, RSI (repetitive strain injury) should be renamed RSP (repetitive stress pain). Same with chronic tendonitis (an oxymoron), tennis elbow and so on.
    Mere myths.
    Please have a look at :

    https://www.tmswiki.org/ppd/Mind_Body_Syndrome_in_Musicians (Mind Body Syndrome in Musicians)
    https://soundcloud.com/phil-smith-592966725/episode-75-interview-dr-howard-schubiner-md-curing-chronic-pain (Episode 75 - Interview - Dr. Howard Schubiner MD- Curing Chronic Pain)

    and ponder deeply about the emotional triggers of your pain. The emotional link of a musician with his/her instrument is incredibly powerful: simultaneously love... and hate.
    Think honestly about it.
    Good luck!
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  3. atticusk93

    atticusk93 Newcomer

    Thank you so much!!! I feel a bit overwhelmed that someone would respond in this way. Thank you again.
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  4. Booble

    Booble Well known member

    That feeling of emotions in reading the response is your signal that you have a lot of emotional stuff inside. Good luck as you explore it.
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