Yes, I have too. I ended up with ongoing problems from bursitis and tendonitis that was further aggravated daily by wheelchair use. Eventually it was fixed with a cortisone injection.Has anyone suffered from shoulder injuries using a wheel. I have driven 50,000 miles since July, 2020 and about Sept I started to have pain in the area of the left shoulder bone. It is still with me. I have trouble lifting arm up straight.
You may have a similar problem like I have, it's called bone on bone but if I were you I would go check you shoulder out. My problem is not related to a wheel but I ended up getting an cortisone injection, and I was still using the wheel and getting minor shoulder problems. So I decided to buy a lot better wheel and that did work for me , but now I don't do a lot of continuous racing as that looks after my shoulders.Has anyone suffered from shoulder injuries using a wheel. I have driven 50,000 miles since July, 2020 and about Sept I started to have pain in the area of the left shoulder bone. It is still with me. I have trouble lifting arm up straight.
Not speaking from experiencing this issue but from running issues. If you have any sort of muscle imbalances in your body, your body compensates to cope with the issue, therefore recruiting other muscles to do the assist in doing the job. Being right handed means you're probably stronger on your right arm, meaning your left arm needs to work harder. These things don't affect you much if you do them occasionally, but if you do something regularly and your body is compensating for a physical weakness then it ends up developing into a long-term issue you'll have to deal with for a very long time. Best thing to do is take time away from driving, especially intense driving like sim racing, and when you do race keep your amount of time down and have regular breaks (so maybe every second daily race, instead of every daily race, etc.) There's a reason all the F1 drivers have such intense physical training programmes, and the amount of driving you've done in the last 10 months isn't exactly "normal person" driving distances...
Anyone else here a racer with arthritis
The weaker side starts hurting first. I'm right handed but my arthritis is way worse in my left hand.
When you do get a wheel setup make sure it has the ability to change wheel size and design that might ease the pain . Thrushmaster and Fanatec have a few to chose from, I use the Sparco R383 on my T-GT wheel setup it works for me .I don't use a wheel (but will probably have to soon!) and I suffer major problems with left hand, mainly in thumb joint area plus right throttle finger. Put this down to age though!