Though typing on the keyboard at a desk job isn't great for your wrists, shaking up a cocktail—in some cases, a whole two minutes—can't be good for the carpal tunnel either. Food and drink professionals are at risk of many physical injuries, as Time Out New York recently noted.
Baristas must watch out for "barista arm," or a tendinitis-like feeling after making hundreds of espressos and lattes in a 40-hour work week. Professional ice cream scoopers fear "scooper's wrist" after yanking out still-frozen flavors, especially if they contain pistachios or hazelnuts, which are harder to scoop.
Servers balance wobbly trays, squat to take your order, and refill your ice water with heavy pitchers. What injuries have you suffered while working in a restaurant or food business? Zesting your hands? The inevitable burn?