You may not think that your small, light handbag (or man bag) could be a contributing factor to your back pain but any bag – no matter how light it seems – if carried frequently on one shoulder, will gradually create uneven muscle tensions which may lead to pain. Try and swap shoulders or wear the bag across yourself – this spreads the load much more evenly.

If you are finding the development of aches and pains in your shoulders or back call us on 0131 221 1415 and let’s talk about how we can help you.