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

  • From: Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 17:36:53 -0700 (PDT)

When I did have tennis elbow  wore one of the elasticized braces, too, when I 
played. It did help a lot.


> From: Lori Castner <loralee.castner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanner's Elbow?
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2008, 10:16 AM
> Monica, I have not had this problem because of scanning, but
> from other causes.
> I wore a "tennis brace" for a while--they can be
> purchased at drugstores and fit right below the elbow; the
> brace helped a lot.
> Also, my doctor gave me a list of exercises to stretch and
> strengthen the tendons and muscles and those exercises
> helped more than anything.
> Hope these suggestions may help! 
> Cat Lover Lori
>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: Monica Willyard 
>   To: Bookshare Volunteers 
>   Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 9:36 AM
>   Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Scanner's Elbow?
>   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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