Canarsie wrote:Patriot1208 wrote:Canarsie wrote:I don't like the look of bookbags at all but I recommend it, especially for heavy loads. I have always used a messenger bag or a large tote for my books and I now have permanent shoulder damage. Even when I'm just laying in bed sometimes it hurts... especially if I am doing any kind of office work or studying. Basically the worst thing for a law student/lawyer. Get a backpack- and a good one.
Go to the gym once in awhile buddy.
I do plus I went to physical therapy and an orthopedic surgeon. What happened is the heavy bags put pressure on the left shoulder and morphed the bones a bit to the point where the ball-socket joint doesn't fit as perfectly as it should. When I move my shoulder it creates friction and pain. I should note this started when I was 14 and is unlikely to happen in the same manner to someone who is 22, but it can still cause damage.
Clearly, this is not caused by messenger bags. This is caused genetically. Unless you've been carrying around 100lbs of books every day of your life in a messenger bag since middle school. And that seems unlikely.