repetitive strain injury

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    HBrock25 on #166566

    Hi everyone,

    I am just starting to learn the harp, and I seem to have reactivated a past repetitive strain injury (from 2004) in my right hand.. I feel a lot of pain in the fingers… Does anyone have any suggestions how to help my hand? I want to buy a harp because I am very excited about it, but part of me is worried that I won’t be able to play it in future because of the injury… has anyone else gone through this and what would you suggest…

    Thanks!

    Tanya

    Member
    kay-lister on #166567

    Tanya,

    First, check with your Dr.

    Participant
    Dennis McKenzie on #166568

    You might consider a wire strung harp as they take a lighter touch, much lighter. Hope this helps.

    Participant
    diana-day on #166569

    When I first began to play the harp a few years ago, I could barely manage for ten minutes at a time due to pain in my hands, mainly my thumbs.

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