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Topic: Dystonia...  (Read 1532 times)

Offline Roberto

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on: January 30, 2004, 05:00:17 PM
Can anyone give me some information about focal dystonia with pianoplayers?
Because I've been suffering from it for some years now.

Offline nad

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Re: Dystonia...
Reply #1 on: January 30, 2004, 09:02:54 PM
I don't know exactly what you mean by 'focal', it's like a spasm in the hand, it is also called writers cramp right?
I don't know a lot about it though, but i know that it is similar to RSI, with the difference that RSI is caused by the periphere nervous system and dystonia is caused by the brain even though it is also about playing a lot and by that i mean really really a lot. Only pianists can get this dystonia. Why, i do not know...
If i'm not mistaken they treat it by injecting some kind of (painful) medicin in the hand. Have you been to a doctor for this? If not, then you should go there fast.
It is just that i saw it recently in a documentary about a pianist, who also had dystonia.


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