I would love to hear from anyone if they have suffered from numerous repetitive stress injuries? (Also called "RSI" or repetitive motion injury or repetitive strain injury..not sure if there is a difference).
I realize the best way to prevent muscle strains is to avoid doing the activity, and/or stretching, etc. My injuries are from having a child: first my wrist (deQuervain's tendonitis) which has healed with a splint (it is extremely common in new moms, from picking up their infant). Now, I have hurt my shoulder, no doubt from picking up my toddler son and putting him in his carseat several times a day, or in his highchair, or on his changing table, or in/out of his crib...you get the idea. (he is 25 pounds!).
I'm frustrated, because I have to take NSAID pain relievers, and am now considering going to a doctor. When I went to the doctor for my wrist, I was given the splint and exercises to do. After a year, I have no wrist pain. Will the doctor give me a splint for my shoulder??!
And, what's next? I'm trying not to pick up my son as much, but obviously can not completely avoid it. I'm worried about "favoring" my left shoulder, and hurting another muscle that is taking even more of the strain.
Anyways, would love to hear your personal stories (I have enough research-type information; just looking for some empathy!) :-) Thanks!
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