I have been getting vibrations etc after using machinary but sort of noticed it got quite bad, especially when I bend my head sort of get a shiver of nerves go through my arms and they tingle.... notice it first thing in morning when having a wash... duno what I've done went to doctors but didnt really help.....

 

am I just overdoing it do you think, I'm packed out with work to the max now and thinking maybe time to employ someone before I go under lol

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well whateverr it is i dont think there alot they can do though... that my only symptom. mainly when i ben my head down
You need a few days rest, stretching, and then probably to buy some more expensive equipment with lower vibration levels. What tools do you use now (brands etc)?
stihl long pole,  dont strimm that much , hater 48 pro mower...  i really duno what it is unless when i did my back in few months ago i had cripling sudden pains were i couldnt move and mite of damaged something then..... ive given up the weights too
ok guys thnks will do if worsens in meantime im will battle on and have a helper to ease the pressure now.

Ian, not directly related but for the future:

 

Go to a good hire chain and get a copy of their traffic light vibration guide to tools (now mandatory for hire shops based on HSE directives). Pick a chain that uses, say, Stihl and it should be reasonably accurate.

 

It lists all machinery in a grid format and classifies them green, amber and red and then gives max daily usage times and whether breaks or continuous use affects you.

 

It's a starting place and at least makes you think....

yep good pointer ...
Don't wait until things get worse Ian. You're obviously concerned enough to ask us what we think, go and get it looked at asap.

its a trapped nerve or sciatica -  go to gp asap before it gets worse . id stop work for a day at least.

 

if your injured u will need months never mind days,...

 

i have   'white finger' which it could be as stu says we are not experts.

 

rest, hot bath , cup of tea ....... hot/cold ! shower ,  parecetemol ?? take it easy  good luck 

 

rob

i know im not meana self diagnose but think its this

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/Pages/Whatisitf...

i really dont think its vibrations from tools i will have to go back and get checked out thought. its not like i hedge cut all day... i did see the doc done a few small tests bending hands etc and all seemed ok and no pains. i will have to get more advise from docs....
see this topic - http://www.landscapejuicenetwork.com/forum/topics/mitigating-vibrat... Many of the same symptoms I have had, largely due to using Cheap tools.

Get an opinion from a medical professional.

 

Sounds like a trapped nerve but what do i know ?

 

 

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