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Shoulder Injury. - June 10th 2012, 12:37 PM

Good evening, everyone. How prolific are shoulder injuries from backpacks? My traps have been hurting for about a week from my school bag, which weighs approximately eight-ten kilograms.

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I am starting to take this trapezius soreness slightly seriously now. I have strong legs, so my legs can definitely take the weight, but when my traps are sore in the morning after doing a chest and tris workout with traps, legs and shoulders the next day, I know something is wrong.

I can imagine now being stretchered out of the classroom after having a muscular rupture in the middle of a session.

How much do people get injured from the weight of their backpacks? When should I take this trapezius soreness seriously? I train my traps, shoulders and legs all in one day when I work out, so if they are sore before I starting working out, I could have a rupture. which would be rather devastating.

Is there anything about my trapezius muscles and shoulders to prevent an injury?

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Re: Shoulder Injury. - June 10th 2012, 06:23 PM

Well besides the should the weight of the backpack can damage your back too, I would say try to minimize the weight of your backpack if possible, I know you may need all the stuff in it. Also make sure you don't just sling your backpack over one shoulder, I tend to do this, that way it isn't one side taking all the weight....if your still in pain I would suggest going to see a physical therapist or a doctor

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