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Been mowing since July cant seem to shake arm soreness, any help?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by jvgkaty, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. jvgkaty

    jvgkaty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    Its mostly in my right arm, i am right handed. the soreness is in the outer forearm and bicep near elbow, i believe from the weed eater. I just cant seem to shake it or heal it up, its constant. any advice? thanks
  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 16,994

    Take some ibuprofin
  3. jvgkaty

    jvgkaty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    i really dont want to be stuck on taking pills.
  4. nashlawn01

    nashlawn01 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 463

    Try taking a break from rubbing one out lol!!!
  5. nashlawn01

    nashlawn01 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 463

    All jokes aside if your like most your not getting any younger. Have you tried icy hot or something like that
  6. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,202

    Not sure why a trimmer or mowing would cause your arm to stay sore. I'd probably have a DR take a look at it.
  7. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,441

    Try changing how you hold your right hand on the trigger for part of your routines. My wrist and elbow get sore from pulling ignition cords too. I have even worn special tensor bandages on both the right elbow and my wrist. If you won't take an anti-inflamatory or a pill to ease the pain, then I have no other suggestions.....I suppose you could hire a crew and just supervise?
  8. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,294

    Are you keeping your hand, wrist and arm in a straight line when using a mouse ? Are you sitting up straight ? Bad computer posture can cause all kind of weird pain's. In 2010 the top of my forearm was hurting like i've never felt before, i thought i was coming down with rheumatism or arthritis, it turned out to be bad computer posture.
  9. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,078

    Move the trimmer handle farther down the shaft...the factory puts the stickler too close to the trigger....moving it will give you more leverage and makes the head seem lighter
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  10. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,078

    Also helps straighten your wrist and takes pressure off firearm/ wrist
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