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Does anyone else get cramps / frozen shoulder (right side ) when driving their moho - I don’t get it in any other vehicle and it’s after about 2 hours driving . Chausson can by the way

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Does anyone else get cramps / frozen shoulder (right side ) when driving their moho - I don’t get it in any other vehicle and it’s after about 2 hours driving . Chausson can by the way

Anyone ?
Definitely cannot adjust driving position in Ducato as we can in the car. Have to do a lot of movement to see everywhere at junctions and so on, top of windscreen too low. I guess a bit more tension being aware of the larger vehicle. It all adds up.
 
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Both my arms ache after avoiding the Autostrada in Italy and having a roundabout every km from Milan to Trieste
Maybe some gym time to beef things up a bit might help ?

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BikerGraham

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Being new to driving MH’s, I was expecting to have some aches and pains on our recent trip.

However, even on the odd longish 200 - 250 driving days I felt very comfortable and ok.

Think maybe the regular moving around to see what’s coming at junctions etc helped and awful lot. Coupled with regular stops for SWMBO to have a fag 😳😳
 
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Does anyone else get cramps / frozen shoulder (right side ) when driving their moho - I don’t get it in any other vehicle and it’s after about 2 hours driving . Chausson can by the way

Anyone ?
Being pedantic, is the term frozen shoulder correct? Having had a frozen shoulder, it lasted for months and was possibly the most painful condition that I have ever experienced .... up there with a root canal infection bursting through my gum.

If you are genuinely getting a frozen shoulder issue when driving, I would recommend you start exercises to treat the condition immediately to try and reduce the duration of the condition that can last 18 months.
 
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Being pedantic, is the term frozen shoulder correct? Having had a frozen shoulder, it lasted for months and was possibly the most painful condition that I have ever experienced .... up there with a root canal infection bursting through my gum.

If you are genuinely getting a frozen shoulder issue when driving, I would recommend you start exercises to treat the condition immediately to try and reduce the duration of the condition that can last 18 months.
It’s more like a knot I guess and it’s in the trapezius muscle
 
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oh and btw , I go to the gym several times
A week and built like the proverbial out house

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Chris

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I get a sore right shoulder after a few hours whatever I am driving.

I just stop, get out and have a bit of a stretch.
 
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I have to agree with MattR
Frozen shoulder don’t just come and go, still not 100% after 18mths!! Can do a lot more but still can feel it. Worst pain I ever had.
But:: going back to your question, the low handbrake always gets me but other than that I’m ok.
Coujd you be tensed?, posture maybe?
Hope you get it sorted thou 👍
 
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I’m 6’3” and gym a lot too. I find the top of the seat, where my shoulders are, is concave, so curls my shoulders forward, down, and inward. This giving me aching shoulders. Found a few things that help with it, but best has been daily stretching with a band. Or the other is a lumber support, but that does bring me closer to the wheel, which isn’t what I want.

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I'm only 5'9" I can't drive Transits with a swivel seat base. Seat is too high get neck & shoulder ache stooping to see out of the screen.
 
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A lot of people drive with arms fully outstretched which dont do you any good, it's the same having legs stretched out straight in sports cars and the current crop of chavs who drive with the seat leaning right back and as far back as it will go will suffer later

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Lenny HB

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Bunch of wimps! try driving and parking a 1950's car before rack and pinion and way before power steering 😄😄😄😄
That was easy RWD, I had one of the first XR3's FWD no power steering, arms felt like they were going to drop off if you attempted the top floor of a multi story car park. :LOL:
 
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Maybe I'm what we used to call the area manager in the dark and distant days when I worked for boots SLB (short legged bastard)
Actually sorry Lenny HB I've just realised the way round that would work you would be the SLB ( longer in the body!)
 
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It’s more like a knot I guess and it’s in the trapezius muscle
That sounds more like you're putting 'strain' on it as I believe it's the bit that supports your arm in position, try resting your elbow on a cushion to give support and take it off the muscle, also check if you are actually inadvertently putting pressure on your arm/hand to hold the wheel, rather than just having a comfortable grip, you may also be tilting slightly to that side too especially if you have a tendency to only use one hand on the wheel rather than two.

In a nutshell check your posture/seating position and hopefully you'll be able negate the issue completely.
 
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Thanks all , mind you my legs and buttocks ache more after our walk over Glastonbury Tor this morning
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