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Ah.... I've gotten less injuries working on my car!
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Well I don't know if it is because I am practicing too much or bad luck.  Tonight I had received my 3rd injury while playing... First injury was a pulled neck muscle, second is the chin rest hickie....now I cut the crud out of my ring finger on the E string!  ARRRrrg!

 

Anyone else care to share their violin/fiddle injuries?

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Not much other than assorted odd aches and pains back in the first couple weeks, which is pretty usual I guess.

But when I was scraping down the wood on a "free" bow to see if it might be a little less heavy and dead if it was a bit thinner, I got a cut off the bare x-acto blade I'd sharpened/burred to use as a small scraper.  Didn't even know I'd cut myself on it until I saw a few drops of blood on the floor.  It was on the side of the right hand index finger though, so it wasn't a trouble for playing.

So you might want to avoid taking up any such activities until your luck improves a bit.  LOL

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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violin related injuries .... my back gets tight sometimes after a long playing session, but even when it starts getting sore I still cant put the thing down, Ive incorperated stretches.

cut my finger on a bridge trim once

 

bow hand gets a little stiff at times

 

oh, and the occasional frying pan to the head at 3 AM whilst beer & fiddling

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Mine are a result of improper ergonimal orientation whilst playing. Many days I am sittin in the front seat of my work vehicle with the door wide open so the bow can move, just a playing my tunes. yesterday I was out front of the walmart playing and when I finished it had been 2 hours without realizing it. So I was sore from sittin so long and my back was tight. But, I do get one or two people  coming up to me asking questions so Its worth it.

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While tapering the lining on a violin I sliced my finger open. Bled like a pig all over the ribs and linings so that was my first red violin.

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I suspect that whittling bridges is a major cause of band aids.

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Oliver said
I suspect that whittling bridges is a major cause of band aids.

When I did mine I caught myself on the tip of my left index finger, put me out of fiddlin commission for 3 days

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I usually develop bruises on the right hand side of my head.
Generally due to the beatings I receive from playing the violin too much and forgetting to go to the grocery store before it closes!

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LOL! 

Broke A string and it left a little cut on my left cheek once =) (still can't imagine, how that could happen - it was broken at approximately 10cm from the nut. How possibly it could overblow the bow is a mistery...duncecap)

Neck pain was usual for me first 6 months.

Bruise on my neck is still with me, but my teacher says that it's ok. Actually she has the same thing =) so i don't worry. Besides, it does't couse much trouble =)

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