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Shoulder Injury Prevention

Shoulder injuries are associated with postures that place heavy loads on its muscles and tendons.   Holding even small loads in the hand with the arm held away from the body will quickly result in shoulder fatigue and discomfort, and place substantial stress on the tendons in the shoulder.

One way to prevent shoulder injuries is to pay attention to ergonomic design principles:

  • Place items and parts between shoulders and waist height
  • Avoid reaches above shoulder and reduce any excessive reaching
  • Avoid greater than 45 degree shoulder flexion and abduction