common injuries for bakers

common injuries for bakers

Besides the normal sore back and achy muscles, what else are common injuries for a baker? I’ve recently (6 months ago) started working with pizza dough making 400# into 9oz balls. I’ve encountered lots of pain along the way but mostly my right wrist from rolling the doughballs. It feels sore and aches, then off and on it goes numb. Within the past week I developed a firm knot on the inside of my wrist where it meets the thumb. What is it and is it serious? What other problems or injuries are common amongst bakers?

Source: Fresh Loaf