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Ah.... I've gotten less injuries working on my car!
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September 2, 2012 - 8:53 pm
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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 I cut the crud out of my ring finger on the E string!  ARRRrrg!


Anyone else care to share their violin/fiddle injuries?



September 2, 2012 - 9:13 pm
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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

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September 3, 2012 - 7:58 am
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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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September 3, 2012 - 8:47 am
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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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September 3, 2012 - 11:36 am
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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.

September 3, 2012 - 12:03 pm
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I suspect that whittling bridges is a major cause of band aids.

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September 3, 2012 - 12:15 pm
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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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September 3, 2012 - 6:02 pm
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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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September 6, 2012 - 1:53 pm
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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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