Don't lean on me
May 1, 2012 11:45 AM Subscribe
Leaning on my elbow is causing my shoulder much grief. And yet I keep doing it! How do I stop?
posted by Acheman to health & fitness (5 answers total)
Over the last month or so, I've repeatedly suffered from horrible pains in my left shoulder. If they get really bad, my neck and left arm get drawn into the game as well. I've noticed that the pain gets worse when I lean sideways onto my left elbow when sitting at my desk at work. I suspect that the leaning is at least a contributory factor to, and may even be the main cause of, my shoulder problems. But the habit's proving very, very difficult to break. I tend to slump as it is, and I can't seem to sit straight in a chair whatever I do. The chair, by the way, is a crappy office thingy I only got because another office was being cleared out (the chair I had before that was broken). I am unlikely to get a better one. What can I do to stop side-slouching onto my elbow?