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January 2014

SHOULDER PAIN?…It could be your handbag.

Lady’s handbags are a cause of neck and shoulder tension.

The problem with handbags is the weight and in particular how that weight is distributed.

The average weight of a ladies handbag is around3-4 kgsthese days. While this doesn’t sound that much, if I asked you to carry a 3-4 kg dumbbell over your shoulder for 2-3 hours a day, imagine how you’d feel?

The handbag strap usually sits half way between the shoulder joint and your neck on top of the shoulder muscles. Right under those muscles are important nerves, blood vessels and your 1st rib.


Do you have any idea that wallets can lead to extreme pain in the lower back in men? It is not about shortage of money that cause it but it is a small wallet that put stress on the lower back and cause sciatica in several cases. On the other hand, several studies explain the advantages of a thin wallet. 

Basically, thick walletkeeps the person’s posture incorrectdue to which it can injure the sciatic nerve and can causes sciatica. There are many things that you need to carry like bills, identity cards and credit cards so it is difficult to carry it in a tiny wallet.


I have ALOT of clients coming in lately with a frozen shoulder. Something I have experienced myself with both my shoulders so I can understand how excruciating this condition is and how long it can take to come right untreated.


Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that causes restriction of motion and pain in the shoulder joint. 

The cause of a frozen shoulder is often unknown, but there are certain people who seem to have a higher likelihood of developing this condition e.
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