Dr. Cannada shares what a woman can do differently to decrease her shoulder pain.
They can use good, proper mechanics. Most women just reach over their head like that. That is not good. They should be up on the stool so that they are working at their arm level and not really pushing their arm not much over their head. So that is one of the things women can do.
They tend to reach for things in cabinets. They should do as a step stool. They tend to do their spring-cleaning and get the spring-cleaning shoulder because they are always cleaning in all the nooks and crannies by having their hand very high over their head. That puts a lot of stress on your shoulder.
About Dr. Cannada, M.D.:
Dr. Lisa K. Cannada, M.D., is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon with an extensive background in teaching and orthopaedic trauma surgery. She completed her medical school at University of Maryland in 1996 and entered her residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She came back to Maryland for her trauma fellowship at the RA Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Maryland.
She worked at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia for three years before accepting a position at the University of Texas-Southwestern. She truly loves her career as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon and is a strong advocate for Women in Orthopaedic Surgery.