Anyone who has ever tried to soldier on with a shoulder or arm injury knows how debilitating and exhausting this can be. Humans spend many hours of their days carrying loads, extending their arms and rotating their shoulders in order to perform basic functions like showering, gardening, lifting young children or walking the dog on a lead.
Many common occupations, work environments, activities and accidents have a high incidence of shoulder and upper limb soreness or aggravating symptoms. These include:
- Athletics, Gardening;
- Post workplace or vehicle accident;
- Injury sustained post fall;
- Transport drivers;
- Construction workers, builders and trades people;
- Pneumatic tool and machine operators;
- Assembly line workers, Farmers; and
- Cashiers, Administration and Reception workers to name a few.
We commonly see people who work in these environments present with rotator cuff tears, tendinopathies, shoulder instability, bursitis, arthritis, repetitive strain injuries or muscular tears.
Contact Sophie if your work environment or social setting leaves you feeling concerned about your shoulders or arms. She may be able to educate you about the strategies available to help you avoid new injuries or inflaming old ones.