They heal on their own, and turn to callouses. I don't play violin, but I do play some other stringed instruments (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and electric bass guitar). When the blisters first form, they can really hurt. Feels like you have a bad burn on your fingers. I'm a multi-instrumentalist, so I have experienced this many times. I play on the worship band at my church. I'm usually the bass guitarist. Sometimes I fill in on rhythm and lead guitar when the lead guitarist is absent. The worship leader also plays an acoustic guitar, and if she's unable to play, I fill in on the acoustic guitar for her (I cannot sing, there are others who have that talent). Me and another guy (he and the lead guitarist both also can play bass guitar) are back-up drummers, and we take turns filling in on the drums when the main drummer is absent.
Anyways, from my own personal experience, you ought to take a break from playing for a few days, and tough out the pain until it heals.
Blisters and callouses are normal, when you play stringed instruments.
· 3 months ago