The Perils Of Being A Musician

Whoever said the life of a musician was all glamor, was lying. Many would not believe this area of work to be a place where injuries occur, but the fact is that many musicians have to worry about injuries just as athletes do.

Common musician injuries are repetitive stress injuries, repetitive strain injuries, and musculoskeletal injuries. Depending on posture, instrument played, frequency, and technique, some musicians may be more apt to injury than others. These injuries may cause pain and fatigue that may seem minor; so many musicians keep playing through the pain when they should seek treatment right away. The longer an injury goes untreated, the worse it could become while leading to more serious health issues. Other things to consider are the health of the throat and vocal cords for those who sing, and the hearing of anyone who performs on a loud stage.

About's Musician Channel provides beginners with useful information on the various types of musician's injuries and tips on how to avoid them.

Musician's Health describes health problems seen in musicians, along with common injuries, treatment options, and self-care options.

The Violin Site shares information about the Alexander Technique used to prevent musician injuries.

The Violin Site also gives users information about the Feldenkrais Method of avoiding musician injury.

About's Ergonomics Channel discusses the importance of ergonomics and how it affects musicians.

U-NL's Electronic Shop provides tools for music teachers to help their students learn about and avoid various injuries.

Voyager Records presents an interesting study on the tendinitis problems that musician's deal with.

Yeo Doug shares with users information on noise levels on stage and how they affect the hearing.

Shape provides a PDF with information on how to prevent musculoskeletal injuries in musicians and dancers.

Guitaro Jam shares information about ensuring guitarists are healthy.

Kid's Health provides information on Repetitive Stress Injuries--how they happen and how they can be treated.

Clay Scott presents information on Repetitive Strain injury such as what it is, who is at risk, why it should be treated right away, how to prevent it, and what do about it.

Here is a PDF file that shows information about musculoskeletal injuries in various performing artists.

Superior Body Building presents another PDF document displaying a list of potential health issues musicians, dancers, and other performing artists may deal with at anytime throughout their career.

Anat Baniel Method teaches people to use their brains to overcome pain, and may be a solution for musician's injuries.