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A Search for the Pathophysiology of the Nonspecific Occupational Overuse Syndrome in Musicians


Copyright 2024, Mark Alan Wade

Primary Author: White, J.
Journal Title: Hand Clinics
Date Published: May-03
Language: English
Category: Overuse Syndrome and Musculoskeletal Injuries
Key Words: musician overuse wind instrument
Full Citation: White, J. W., et al. A Search for the Pathophysiology of the Nonspecific 'Occupational Overuse Syndrome in Musicians'. Hand Clinics 19, no. 2 (May 2003): 331-41.
Full Abstract: The findings of this investigation have suggested a new theory to help explain the origin of activity-related pain. It proposes an as yet unrecognized physiologic process (the physiologic activity limitation process). When the intensity of an activity is greater than that appropriate for an individual's level of fitness for that activity, this process then generates unpleasant sensations, physiologic activity-related pain, the function of which is to limit that activity. The physiologic pain generated by this process will have pathways in common with pain caused by other protective mechanisms.