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How does dystonia affect musicians?

Musicians can develop a type of dystonia that may affect their ability to play an instrument. It is a task-specific type of dystonia that may result from overusing certain muscles. Pianists can develop it in their hands and fingers, for instance, while clarinetists may develop it in their mouth. These types of dystonias are also known as occupational dystonias.

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