About two weeks ago I picked up my cat and heard a pop from my left shoulder. Since then I have had good days and down right horrible days. Horrible as in, I couldn’t even brush my hair without crying because the pain in my shoulder was so bad. Not even with my other arm. I’ve been to the doctor twice. Gotten x-rays and yesterday went for an MRI. The doctor put me on prednisone and flexeril. After two days of that I have seen an improvement but not as fast as I would like..It will probably be next week before I heard about the results of the MRI. Waiting is tough. Anyway, I wanted to find some things that could help prevent shoulder injuries for my fellow interpreters. Here are a few:
- Sign Language Interpreting: Pain, Injury and Prevention *This is my favorite*
- Overuse Syndrome among Sign Language Interpreters
- RID: Cumulative Motion Injury
- Musculoskeletal Health Issues and the ASL Interpreter
I’m sure there are tons more out there but these are a few that I really thought were informational and beneficial to me.
Keep healthy!! _\,,/