If you play it, that is. So says a doctor from the specialist musicians' clinic at Düsseldorf University Hospital. It's repeating the same sounds for hundreds of bars that does it. Staying in the same posture with only slight movement can lead to pain, he says.
But then so can practicing for too long, or in the wrong way, without breaks or warm-ups. Other health problems musicians can suffer include osteoarthritis, dermatosis, tinnitus, hearing loss, and stage fright. Depression too. Wouldn't you, after reading that list?