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Carrying a heavy laptop bag can be a common cause of lots of joint issues including neck, shoulder, lower back or forearm pain. Laptops and all the paperwork that comes along with them often weigh more than we think and can cause significant postural asymmetries and abnormal joint loading – especially if we carry them for long periods and always on the same side.
Another common culprit is us females popping our heavy laptops and papers into our shoulder handbags – not only is this bad for our shoulder and neck but also bad for our bags!
Consequently consider using a wheeled or rolling laptop bag and swapping arms regularly to help keep these aches and pains at bay. A rucksack bag rather than an over the shoulder or carrying case is also better option.
So ladies for those of you going against these recommendations its a good excuse to go shopping – happy bag hunting!
If you suffer from shoulder pain or neck pain, it is advisable to start shoulder treatment straight away. Your physiotherapist has numerous tricks that can help to quickly relieve your shoulder pain and muscle spasm.
If you have had shoulder pain or stiffness for a month or more, your GP may be able to refer you to a physiotherapist in Sydney as long-term shoulder stiffness can be treated effectively at any time.