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This paper deals with various complaints of performing artists. Gone are the days when such matters were brushed aside with the comment: "If it hurts, give it up!" To-day, osteoarthropathy among patients, Satchmo's syndrome, fiddler's neck and so on are treated scientifically in specific medical textbooks. Whilst the performing artist's activities have their aesthetic or even poetic aspects, the physical element of risk is nevertheless ever present. All this, only for your entertainment. Who has ever met a dancer who has never complained of tiredness? Even after a long professional training, before he has reached thirty years of age he will often have suffered from such ailments as inflammation of the big toe, fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone, dislocation of the trigone bone, etc. Following brief general remarks, the reader will find four specific sections devoted to the most common pathologies among performing artists, classified by profession.