Chefs can suffer repetitive motion injuries

Chefs often have baby faces. It’s all that steam in the kitchen, all those hours not spent in the sun. These are the fountain-of-youth advantages of the job. The reality is that the work remains physically brutal.

Chris Siversen, of Maritime Parc in Jersey City and Burg in Newark (who does have a face that belies his age), had surgery last year for what is a common physical debilitation among chefs: tennis elbow.

Yes, Siversen did play tennis — five years, every weekend. The 48-year-old chef also took up golf. But those activities, he says, were hardly the cause.

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Source: Hudson

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