Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tackling tendinitis


We mentioned in an earlier entry that Tor had developed tendinitis - a challenge to be tackled.  Well he saw a doctor and got a prescription for an anti-inflammatory drug (diclofenac).  Combined with some rest from paddling, this has already eliminated the pain.  However, we still have a long way to go and we don't want this challenge to recur. We therefore sewed a set of straps together to link the paddle to his arm without the need to use the flexors in the lower arm - see photos.  One strap goes around the wrist, the two others go around the paddle, on either side of his hand.  It remains to perform the long-term field test of this new contraption.

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