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Heavy bag = sore shoulders. - December 15th 2010, 08:00 PM

After carrying my laptop and thick textbooks to college 4 days a week for the past three months my shoulders and the top of my back are very sore a lot of the time. It's not painful enough to stop me from doing anything but it's just a bit annoying. :/ I've tried loads of stuff; hot baths, heat packs, stretches, but nothing's really helping. What I'd really love is a massage but if sure I could afford one of those I wouldn't still be living with my parents
I have a month off college after next week which might help, but I'm worried about next semester too ~ leaving my laptop at home isn't really an option because I have a couple of three and four hour breaks during the day where I need it to study. And i wouldn't really want to leave it in my college locker overnight :/ Anyone have any tips as to what might help??

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Re: Heavy bag = sore shoulders. - December 17th 2010, 12:58 AM

You might be able to get massage therapy or physio covered, depending on your insurance. Mine is covered.
Are you carrying your books and laptop in a true backpack? You might need to ask for a better one for Christmas :P
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Re: Heavy bag = sore shoulders. - December 27th 2010, 03:33 AM

You could try using a rolling backpack. A bit dorky, but they take a lot of weight off your shoulders.

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Re: Heavy bag = sore shoulders. - December 28th 2010, 09:00 AM

I had the same problem. I managed to get hold of some spare copies of text books.. So I kept one copy at home and one copy at college. also.. What kind of bag are you using? Don't use a one shoulder bag, like tote bags.. They kill your back!

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