[bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanner's Elbow?

  • From: "Amy Goldring Tajalli" <agoldringtajalli@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 21:18:52 +0000


I have escaped scanner's elbow but not scanner's upper arm, shoulder and neck. I am experimenting with rearranging my work area when I am scanning to see if the scanner can be right in front of me and my keyboard on my lap or some such arrangement - I haven't gotten it right yet but as everything except the monitor will end up on my bed with me it means rearranging everything when I scan and then returning everything to "normal" when I am not. It is either do that or something similar or give up scanning and that is not an option.  Where there is a will and when I find the way I will share it but in the meantime all suggestions will be appreciated.

It if be now, 'tis not to come,
If it be not to come, it will be now,
If it be now now, Yet it will come.
The readiness is all.
Wm. Shakespeare
-------------- Original message from Monica Willyard <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx>: --------------

For those who do a lot of scanning, do you ever experience inflamation and/or soreness in your elbow or forearm from pressing down on books? I'm asking because I've just been told that I have tennis elbow, but of course, I don't play tennis. So I think I'll call it scanner's elbow instead. (smile) I'm only partly joking. I've been told that I have to find a new way to scan books where my elbow doesn't flex while pressing down. I never really gave much thought to the mechanics of scanning a book until now. Has anyone else encountered this? If so, how have you dealt  with it? I think it's time to rearrange my desk.

Monica Willyard
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