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Is the Renaissance in Ice Maiming Our Best Bartenders?

March 7, 2012

Tags: Ice, Kold-Draft, Repetitive Stress Injury

We’ve heard of carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow, and we know there’s hardly a major league pitcher who hasn’t had rotator cuff surgery. It turns out that being a bartender is just as dangerous.
Mixologists just love to show off their technique. Many cocktails require vigorous shaking to blend the components together, and bartenders have incorporated a bit of theater into their over-the-shoulder gyrations. As a result, many of them are now suffering from Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI). (more…)