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Old 01-25-2017, 08:13 PM   #3361
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My right shoulder has been hurting more than usual for several weeks now.

I've thought about making a conscious effort to use my left hand more when brushing in order to give my right side a break. Anybody ever tried this? Like most painters, I can cut in with my opposite hand when the situation dictates, but use my natural hand all the other time. I will admit that when dipping and doing the double tap with the brush with my left hand, I look pretty spastic.

I was telling a friend of mine about this idea and he asked me if I'd ever tried to brush my teeth left handed. I tried it this morning and it was pretty funny.
I had a tendency to hold the toothbrush still and move my head from side to side. LOL

Anyway, anybody ever tried to switch from the natural hand on a consistent basis?
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Try throwing.
As a paperhanger, floating is my harshest strain, and I've been blessed with the joints on my right side... and my hand as well.
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My right shoulder has been hurting more than usual for several weeks now.

I've thought about making a conscious effort to use my left hand more when brushing in order to give my right side a break. Anybody ever tried this? Like most painters, I can cut in with my opposite hand when the situation dictates, but use my natural hand all the other time. I will admit that when dipping and doing the double tap with the brush with my left hand, I look pretty spastic.

I was telling a friend of mine about this idea and he asked me if I'd ever tried to brush my teeth left handed. I tried it this morning and it was pretty funny.
I had a tendency to hold the toothbrush still and move my head from side to side. LOL

Anyway, anybody ever tried to switch from the natural hand on a consistent basis?
I do it pretty frequently. I'm left handed, but will use my right in an instant when needing to cut in around a right-side door casing when it's close to the corner of a room, for example, or anytime when it is easier to position myself to paint by using my right hand.
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My right shoulder has been hurting more than usual for several weeks now.

I've thought about making a conscious effort to use my left hand more when brushing in order to give my right side a break. Anybody ever tried this? Like most painters, I can cut in with my opposite hand when the situation dictates, but use my natural hand all the other time. I will admit that when dipping and doing the double tap with the brush with my left hand, I look pretty spastic.

I was telling a friend of mine about this idea and he asked me if I'd ever tried to brush my teeth left handed. I tried it this morning and it was pretty funny.
I had a tendency to hold the toothbrush still and move my head from side to side. LOL

Anyway, anybody ever tried to switch from the natural hand on a consistent basis?
Not with a brush, but after I developed a pretty severe case of Tardy Ulnar Palsy in my right hand, I started alternating hands when I'm scraping. Now I've got it in both hands.
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As a paperhanger, floating is my harshest strain, and I've been blessed with the joints on my right side... and my hand as well.
What is floating?
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My right shoulder has been hurting more than usual for several weeks now.

I've thought about making a conscious effort to use my left hand more when brushing in order to give my right side a break. Anybody ever tried this? Like most painters, I can cut in with my opposite hand when the situation dictates, but use my natural hand all the other time. I will admit that when dipping and doing the double tap with the brush with my left hand, I look pretty spastic.

I was telling a friend of mine about this idea and he asked me if I'd ever tried to brush my teeth left handed. I tried it this morning and it was pretty funny.
I had a tendency to hold the toothbrush still and move my head from side to side. LOL

Anyway, anybody ever tried to switch from the natural hand on a consistent basis?
I try that and then both sides hurt. Hell, everything hurts these days
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My left elbow has been killing me for a month now. I can lift stuff normally with my palm facing up, but picking up a coffee cup is so painful my arm shakes. Wife says it's golfers elbow. I don't golf. All started after a day of chopping firewood.

This sucks.
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My left elbow has been killing me for a month now. I can lift stuff normally with my palm facing up, but picking up a coffee cup is so painful my arm shakes. Wife says it's golfers elbow. I don't golf. All started after a day of chopping firewood.

This sucks.
I always seem to have something like that going on these days. Might be an ankle, shoulder, finger joint - it varies. Guess it's all part of getting older and the wear and tear starting to make itself known. Thank goodness for the occaisional cortisone injection.
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My right shoulder has been hurting more than usual for several weeks now.

I've thought about making a conscious effort to use my left hand more when brushing in order to give my right side a break. Anybody ever tried this? Like most painters, I can cut in with my opposite hand when the situation dictates, but use my natural hand all the other time. I will admit that when dipping and doing the double tap with the brush with my left hand, I look pretty spastic.

I was telling a friend of mine about this idea and he asked me if I'd ever tried to brush my teeth left handed. I tried it this morning and it was pretty funny.
I had a tendency to hold the toothbrush still and move my head from side to side. LOL

Anyway, anybody ever tried to switch from the natural hand on a consistent basis?
You are still talking about brushing your teeth - right?
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I try that and then both sides hurt. Hell, everything hurts these days
Lol. Hadn't even considered that possible outcome.

Ah well, as the wisdom goes; Growing old may suck, but it beats the alternative.
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You are still talking about brushing your teeth - right?
Actually I was talking about brushing paint.

What were you thinking of?
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What is floating?
Floating with mud?
What do you guys call smoothing textured walls with joint compound? Smearing?
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Floating with mud?
What do you guys call smoothing textured walls with joint compound? Smearing?
Maybe he thought you were talking about levitating. I was hoping you were.

Now I see you meant smearing sheetrock mud.
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Floating with mud?
What do you guys call smoothing textured walls with joint compound? Smearing?
I thought you were saying a paper hanging term, I call it skimming.
You guys down in Texas just talk funny
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I always seem to have something like that going on these days. Might be an ankle, shoulder, finger joint - it varies. Guess it's all part of getting older and the wear and tear starting to make itself known. Thank goodness for the occaisional cortisone injection.
As a followup to this post, had to make a brief stop at our medical clinic of choice yesterday to pick up a prescription. As I was entering, I ran into an old high school acquaintance who I actually played football with back in the day. He is now confined to a wheelchair with MS and has been for a few years. Prior to that, he struggled with it for a few more years while still yet being able to walk. As I headed back out to my truck and left for the jobsite where I would spend the day constantly moving around and going up and down ladders, I had to reflect that I guess a few aches and pains are a pretty minor price to pay for the blessing of still being able to get out and do all of what I do (and usually take for granted) on a daily basis.
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I thought you were saying a paper hanging term, I call it skimming.
You guys down in Texas just talk funny
Thanks for clearing that up,
This explains why my grocer can never help me when I ask where the float milk is.
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As a followup to this post, had to make a brief stop at our medical clinic of choice yesterday to pick up a prescription. As I was entering, I ran into an old high school acquaintance who I actually played football with back in the day. He is now confined to a wheelchair with MS and has been for a few years. Prior to that, he struggled with it for a few more years while still yet being able to walk. As I headed back out to my truck and left for the jobsite where I would spend the day constantly moving around and going up and down ladders, I had to reflect that I guess a few aches and pains are a pretty minor price to pay for the blessing of still being able to get out and do all of what I do (and usually take for granted) on a daily basis.
Thanks for the reminder, RH. One of the younger GCs with whom we've worked is now chair-bound with ALS; another in the same situation with MS; and one of the other painting contractors in town is unable to work, or speak, because of Parkinson's. It does put things back in perspective.
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Thanks for the reminder, RH. One of the younger GCs with whom we've worked is now chair-bound with ALS; another in the same situation with MS; and one of the other painting contractors in town is unable to work, or speak, because of Parkinson's. It does put things back in perspective.
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I'm looking for a dose of something to yank me out of reality.
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I am always looking, yet never finding
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