Should a musician play through pain? The short answer is no. In my personal experience years ago, it will lead to catastrophic consequences. So here I am, my right shoulder is a bit uncomfortable. Not sore or painful, just uncomfortable. Am I over practicing? Perhaps after all there are dangers to over practicing. However, in my 65th year, the dangers can be more serious than at 20. So, what I'm I doing?
1. I booked a physio appointment for early next week.
2. No extra practicing. I will have to run on the gas in the tank until my commitments are met.
3. No pushups or other activities that put pressure on the shoulder.
4. Follow the physio's advice.
Nipping problems before they are chronic is the key to playing at this age.
What I'm up to behind the scenes.