As much as the thread title may sound funny, I intend this as a serious subject.
Im wondering what kind of ailments have afflicted the working composer, both physical and mental?
Ive heard of some complain about carpal tunnel syndrome, is there anything else that commonly occurs?
Since Ive been confined to my studio for extremely long hours lately, here's a couple of things Ive noticed;
- sore fingers, sometimes I get carried away playing in percussion or fff brass parts, my hands can get really sore and stay that way for hours.
- sore right arm, i have a very bad habit of holding the mouse and leaning on it. Ive had muscles cramps and even now as I type this, a burning feeling in my forearm. This has been present off and on, for months.
Possibly the only good habit I have is taking my gaze off the monitors and looking out the window into the distance. Apparently it helps the eye muscles to alter your depth and field of view occassionally.
So what else afflicts us? And what can we do to avoid it?