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DianeA

Member Since 14 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 14 2012 10:56 AM
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In Topic: Shoulder Tendonitis/Bursitis

14 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

I'm too young to have these kinds of issues!

Since I got my wheel at home, I'm noticing that my right shoulder has an ache.... kinda right inside the joint and sometimes the dull pain goes down to my elbow.

I'm 100% certain it's related to more time on the wheel. I asked my friend, an orthopedist's assistant, about it, she said it was probably tendonitis/bursitis of that shoulder tendon/bursa.... But there's not a lot that can be done, short of surgery, which I'm not anywhere close to needing.... that, and NSAID pain relievers (Advil does help).

Surely, some of you all suffer from the same issues. Does anyone know any exercises that can help reduce stress on that joint? I'd rather not grow reliant on Advil. I don't like to take meds if I don't have to, and would prefer a more proactive route to helping with this.

Suggestions?


Occupational Therapists are trained in upper body anatomy and kinesiology, and furthermore are trained in task analysis. I recommend a consultation with an Occupational Therapist, particularly one who is also a Certified Hand Therapist. The OT can design a home exercise program for you and can make recommendations about either changing your environment (changing the seat height, therefore different ergonomics?) and/or changing your body mechanics. A doctor's referral is necessary for an OT visit. Occupational Therapy has its roots in crafts, so an OT will have a deep appreciation for what you do.