How to prevent sore arm/hand muscles after refurbishing furniture?
I'm just getting starting with furniture refurbishing business. I'm finding that my arms and hands are very sore after working. Does anyone have suggestions/tricks on how to prevent this?
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If you are just getting started with your business your muscles are going to be sore for a while until they build up some strength. Those muscles just aren't used to what you are doing. You may have to invest in some products like Tylenol to help you with any swelling and soreness until your muscles get used to what you are doing.
Soak in epsom salt water will help with this issue. As far as prevention, make sure you are using tools that are cushioned on grips for your hands. After some time, the arm soreness should not recur because you will be building up muscle.
Do not over do it causing pinched nerves. Carpal & Cubital syndroms are very real problems/conditions. Seriously....a visit to a physical therapist educated in Myofascial Release can tell you proper way to do your job that won't result in injuries that will prevent you from doing your job. using as many tools as possible to ease the use of your hands arms shoulders.(even the constant vibrations can wreek havoc after constant use) This product with heating pad works wonders. https://www.amazon.com/Medicated-Relief-Muscular-Pains-Aches/dp/B01143Z4CU/ref=pd_sim_121_1/143-4480456-2268211?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01143Z4CU&pd_rd_r=c6fb68df-a97a-11e9-8443-2f8af3574d69&pd_rd_w=nSgki&pd_rd_wg=ExwFT&pf_rd_p=90485860-83e9-4fd9-b838-b28a9b7fda30&pf_rd_r=3NK4Y92M10CPRNRH0BRZ&psc=1&refRID=3NK4Y92M10CPRNRH0BRZ I have had 6 surgeries on both wrists,elbows,and shoulders from over working myself. So if your body is hurting listen to it. Take a break ,get some help until you get more used to it. A little muscle pain you can work thru building up to getting used to task is normal but sore you need to relax the tissue so you don't strain it.Soaking arms in really warm water with Epsom salts before using them rigorously. Take Magnesium here are some great tips https://www.sixpackbags.com/blogs/news/muscle-recovery-tips need these---Branched-chain amino acids are essential nutrients. They are proteins found in food. Your muscles "burn" these amino acids for energy.BCAAs help prevent muscle breakdown during exercise. You can get branched-chain amino acids from these foods:
Congrats On Your New Business!!!
yes!! You need to only use a Wooster 2 in. Angled short cut brush!! They have a rubber handle! Your hand will not hurt after painting! The brush forms to your hand!