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In performing arts medicine, we focus on maintaining our sights on the art, the artist and the artistry by identifying the cause of discomfort and interference to satisfactory performance and production. Under severe conditions we might recommend a temporary reprieve from practicing; otherwise, we recommend a relative rest model to minimize tissue aggravation, loss of skills, endurance and strength. Returning to a full practice and production schedule will occur once all the tissue is healing and viable to tolerate the rigors of the art.
For the Hand Helpers Handout click below.
For the Hand Medicine Handout that gives tips for a less painful hand click below.