« on: February 15, 2014, 04:01:56 AM »
I just managed to catch the next injury through lack of technique, a (light) buritis on my elbow. The cause was me leaning with my elbow on frozen ground too long too often while photographing wildlife. I underestimated this though I generally know about the danger and dampen my knees.
Since is the second time I run into something like this I wonder what's next, i.e. how to prevent what I don't know yet. Are there any other common injuries caused by lack of technique and how to avoid them? I'll start the list. For jokes please feel free to start another thread, I'm serious about this.
1. Buritis on knees and elbows - don't knee or lean on hard ground w/o protection: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olecranon_bursitis
2. Tenosynovitis when trying to hold too much camera weight improperly (fingers, wrist w/o camera strap) - always balance the weight with both arms or use a monopod: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenosynovitis
Dear Marsu 42!
Many tipps have been given. Problems to be added: Occular accomodation problems after starring into the OVF for a long time.
My personal experience (out of my profession) to your problems:
- Try to keep warm (use an foldable isolating mattress, fingerfree gloves. Fetch joint warmer (there are some models that are really thin and you can wear them under your trousers, pullovers without feeling uncomfortable.... There are some troursers or sweaters existing (look at sports shops) thath have an included strengthening in the joint areas.)
- Use a camera holder for front positioninig, you can click in your backpach straps. So the weight is distributed on the backpackstraps.
- Also do not use the original neckholder for a long time, no sling strap. Better buy a carrying system that works like a climbing belt for the chest (Brustgurt).