No raised arms!

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Are there any jobs I really need to try to avoid?

No raised arms!

Try to avoid tasks that require you to hold your arms in a raised position for a long time. This is a difficult position for people with connective tissue problems, and one where it is always best to get help.



6/27/2006 1:39:19 AM
Reta Hagan said:

Last week I attempted to paint my living room and dining area using a roller with an extended handle and brushes. The first night ALL my triggerpoints were severely painful ( It never subsided )The second day I barely accomplished anything !I've spent the past 2 days in bed unable to do get out except to the bathroom ,and once to get a bowl of cereal ! Thanks for the tip I wish I'd read it earlier!


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