Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorder in Wrist and Fingers amomg Amateur Piano Players in Vellore

Authors

  • Ashish Mathew A
  • S.F.Mariyam Farzana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17462

Keywords:

Amateur piano player, Posture, Playing related musculoskeletal disorder, Wrist style

Abstract

Background: Now a days the number of students studying piano in tertiary institution is being
increasing. The piano player is similar to athletic activity to play the notes accurately. Posture plays
a vital role in piano playing. Musicians are prone to injuries due to the nature of musical practice,
inappropriate body postures and potentially harmful playing techniques. Majority of amateur players
are prone to injuries, the main objective of the study was to find out the prevalence of musculoskeletal
discomfort among piano players in three different wrist styles in piano playing. Methodology: A total
150 samples of age 8 to 15 years of both gender from Kingsway music academy. who use to play piano
minimum 30 mins with minimum 6 months of learning experience were recruited for the study, initially
their level of pain and discomfort in hand and wrist was measured using Cornell hand discomfort
questionnaire Conclusion: The statistical analysis shows that there is pain in fourth and fifth finger in
all wrist position and also weight playing method has significant pain among three wrist position .This
also study concludes that correct positioning during piano playing can minimize the playing related
musculoskeletal disorder.

Author Biographies

Ashish Mathew A


Student, , SRM College of Physiotherapy, Srm Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur,Chennai-603203, Tamil Nadu, India

S.F.Mariyam Farzana

Assistant Professor, SRM College of Physiotherapy, Srm Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur,Chennai-603203, Tamil Nadu, India

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Published

2021-11-30

How to Cite

Ashish Mathew A, & S.F.Mariyam Farzana. (2021). Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorder in Wrist and Fingers amomg Amateur Piano Players in Vellore. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(1), 259–266. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17462