It's finally happened...my right hand's all messed up from playing the piano! Specifically, from Mouret's Rondeau...It's the third bar here, http://www.music-scores.com/mouret/composer.php -- go to the one for the piano and click on "listen" to see the first page of the score. I have pain now on the back of the hand, like half-way down between the knuckles and the wrist where the middle and ring fingers have their tendons or whatever those strings are called. I was playing Mouret's Rondeau last night...and my right hand started feeling more and more uncomfortable than it's ever felt, almost (though not quite) an acute pain...so I stop. I was on a roll, but I'm getting stupid-stitious in my old age, ever since I caught a herniated vertebra and spraigned an ankle. But this morning, I couldn't play that section of the Rondeau at all!!! Even my wrist is involved!! Yes, the muscles are tight, but it's not a cramp, since as soon as I stop it's gone, no more pain or discomfort. I also do a lot of push-ups and (upright) bike-riding (will get a recumbent soon)...do you think that has something to do with all this?? I also lift weights, etc. Is there some kind of first-aid handbook for hands??