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Silly question but i seem to be developing a pain in my inner groin and outer piriformis... I'd initially put down to either dancing or skateboarding but further observation and elimination suggestsvit may be from sitting playing the accordion... Happens on left leg that bears weight of box
Any one else had similar sensations... (not unknown for me to play 2 or 3 hours at a time with odd drink break)
Trying lower piano stool this week to see if alters
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Losthobos,
My sympathies. It can be excruciating.😐
Does this sound like it?🤔:
 
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The accordion needs to be vertical and the top of the leg supporting it must be horizontal so the weight of the accordion is spread over the largest possible area on your leg. Most people let the accordion lean backwards a bit and/or have their leg going down a bit towards the knee and then the weight is all on a corner of the accordion which will hurt your leg over time. Another potential problem is a bellow strap. Some models (the ones with a fixed bracket and then a hinged leather strap) will bite into your leg causing a visible bruise.
 

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The accordion needs to be vertical and the top of the leg supporting it must be horizontal so the weight of the accordion is spread over the largest possible area on your leg. Most people let the accordion lean backwards a bit and/or have their leg going down a bit towards the knee and then the weight is all on a corner of the accordion which will hurt your leg over time. Another potential problem is a bellow strap. Some models (the ones with a fixed bracket and then a hinged leather strap) will bite into your leg causing a visible bruise.
No bellows sraps.... Ha... I used to think the French were just casual not having them...now you've taught me why not..
Chair perhaps a little too high, box tilted slightly forward..... Though pain not apparent when playing but occurs when i get up later and try and move fast....
Piano stool ive just bought is a little lower so will try rest of week and post update
 

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No bellows sraps.... Ha... I used to think the French were just casual not having them...now you've taught me why not..
Chair perhaps a little too high, box tilted slightly forward..... Though pain not apparent when playing but occurs when i get up later and try and move fast....
Piano stool ive just bought is a little lower so will try rest of week and post update
The French style accordions, just like Russian bayans, implies that in the playing position the whole bottom of the accordion is completely flat. This implies that you can put down the accordion in that orientation (not on its feet) and where will be no wobble. It is perfectly stable. The designers were not thinking about pain or injury, only about stability. And if you want a bellow strap to prevent the bellows from slowly opening by itself (under gravity) you can just place a bellow strap at the top and not the bottom.
 

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When I sit for long periods of time, I start to get that feeling while sitting at work and a lot of it is due to the fact that I sit with my knees far apart. To get rid of that feeling, I do about 10 minutes of gentle exercising... walking, doing the splits a bit and rotating the hips. Pain usually is gone a few minutes after the exercises.
 

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