Causes of piano finger strain and ways to relieve it

Can piano cause injury?

Playing the piano involves nearly constant and often repetitive movements of the fingers, hands, and arms. This fact objectively indicates that, like many athletes, pianists almost inevitably encounter some risk of physiological injury while practicing and performing.

Can playing piano damage fingers?

Pianists are all-too-often afflicted with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, as well, which we’ll cover but, first… These two injuries, along with ‘Carpal Tunnel Syndrome’ (CTS) and painful wrist, finger and thumb tendon problems fall into the category of ‘Repetitive Strain Injuries’ (RSIs) as you may know.
Jan 21, 2020

How do you treat a piano injury?

Rest: (for the first few days at least) is needed to give the tissue time to heal. A bandage or splint may help. Ice: reduces pain and inflammation. Apply an ice pack (or a pack of frozen peas wrapped in a towel) to the affected area for 5-10 minutes several times a day during the first 24 hours.