shoulder pain

Repetitive Driving Injuries: Part 4 - The Roller Coaster

In the final installment of our four part series on Repetitive Driving Injuries we look at how tense, nervous drivers can suffer with pain from a number of different areas of the body.

THE ROLLER COASTER

Problems:
You are most likely to suffer with shoulder pain, neck strain, leg cramp and side ache.

Solutions:
- Relax! Tense and nervous drivers are more likely to adopt this position leading to tense shoulders so try to avoid driving situations that stress you out
- When buying a car, go for one with a fully adjustable interior package. Ensure the height of the back rest reaches the shoulders and does not obstruct 'rearward vision'
- Try and sit back more into the seat to get better back support
- Take regular breaks where you can get out of the car to stretch your legs

Repetitive Driving Injury: Part 2 - The Pimp

In the second of our four part serious on Repetitive Driving Injuries we look at another seating position that can cause discomfort and how small tweaks in your sitting position can help avoid arm and shoulder pain.

THE PIMP:

Problems:
You are most likely to suffer with arm pain and shoulder pain from resting on the window ledge.

Solutions:
- Sit in a fairly upright position, with knees lower than hips. You should be able to reach the accelerator and brake without stretching your legs
- Roll up the window and keep both arms on the steering wheel to avoid arm and shoulder pain