Published in Pain and Central Nervous System Week, August 20th, 2007
There’s a reason—beyond fashion—that huge handbags are popular. Women don’t always have time for a trip home, or even to the car. That means they need to carry what they need—workout clothes, snacks, bottled water, paperwork, even a book or magazine. But heavy bags strain the joints, muscles and ligaments in the back.
“It’s like having chronic strain. You get fatigued easier and are more prone to injury,” says Stephen Courtney, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Regional...
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