When I did have tennis elbow wore one of the elasticized braces, too, when I played. It did help a lot. G.Cindy > 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 > Follow me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/plumlipstick > Visit my blog at http://www.scannersguild.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.