Overuse syndrome and related problems in professional and student string players

Aki E., Yakut Y.

PAIN CLINIC, cilt.15, sa.3, ss.327-331, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1163/156856903767650871
  • Dergi Adı: PAIN CLINIC
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.327-331


Introduction: Overuse syndrome in musicians, a common disorder, is characterized by pain, tenderness, and loss of function in muscles and joint ligaments of the upper limb. The most prevalent problems involve overuse of muscles resulting from repetitive movements of playing, often in combination with prolonged weight bearing in an awkward position. Many authors have described other problems such as tightness, cramp, fatigue, loss of performance, crepitation, focal dystonia and performance anxiety in classical music performers.