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Old 10-09-2018, 07:40 PM   #21
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I think that investing in a pair of Pro Knees is the best thing you can do for your knees.

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My wife was thankful I bought her a pair.

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One of these days, I'm gonna meet your wife. I'll be sure to ask her about her pro knees
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it's not so much that the repair doesn't last as that you continue to stress the joint and damage it, it's commonly called arthritis...

and you keep having birthdays....
Arthur? Yeah I met Arthur some years ago and that freeloadin prick refuses to leave
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Arthur? Yeah I met Arthur some years ago and that freeloadin prick refuses to leave
cuz you provide such a great place for him to stay....
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This stuff does have some benefit.

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Chiro, I had a severe back problem 2 years ago - stayed in bed 2 months - tried everything from doctors to massage therapy, the only thing that worked was chiro.
The other thing was my computer chair, as a contractor you spend a lot of time infront of the comp making bids and invoicing and I was sitting on a free chair that just destroyed my back. Spend the money and get a good chair.
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What chair do you have Jim? I deff don't like the one I have now.
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Oh where to start?
I have two herniated discs in my lower back, I can't take Ibuprofin because of my heart issues so I take Tylenol, I'm up to 1500 mg's twice a day, it only takes the edge off. I use a large medicine ball, I lay on it and stretch my stomach muscles over it and it helps quite a bit.
I've had my left knee operated on 5 times, I'm happy to be walking It aches like a mo-fo some days, I just started rubbing some CBD oil on it and I think it's helping, I may have to inhale some to see if that has any affect on the pain
My shoulders are aching lately and I wish I knew what to do for them.
I was fine until I hit 50 and then BAM! downhill for the last 9 years...
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What chair do you have Jim? I deff don't like the one I have now.
I splurged and bought one from secret lab
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Remember when we used to jump down off of walls? Now I have to consider most every move I make.

What I notice is the end of the day. I can work like younger guys do, and when I get home and sit for awhile, and then get up...the pain is excruciating.

Hot tub, morning and evening. No Aleve, no meds at all. Just a little heat therapy.
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Chiro, I had a severe back problem 2 years ago - stayed in bed 2 months - tried everything from doctors to massage therapy, the only thing that worked was chiro.
The other thing was my computer chair, as a contractor you spend a lot of time infront of the comp making bids and invoicing and I was sitting on a free chair that just destroyed my back. Spend the money and get a good chair.
My chair is my mortal enemy. I have avoided it for the last month or so. Sat in it for 30 minutes last night and can feel it this morning. Got a link to your chair.

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I just recently got a new office chair, was the best $250 I've spent this year.

I would recommend going to an office supply store and sitting in several different chairs, what feels good for one person may not suit the next one.

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I have a pair due tomorrow, I hope they’re a lot better than the dewalt ones I have. The backs of my knees are raw from the straps after two half days of setting tile.
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You guys that spend a lot of time kneeling, look up the Duluth Trading Co ultimate fire hose flex pants. They have built in spots for knee pads so you always have them. They're pretty much unnoticeable until you're kneeling and best of all they don't chafe the back of the knee.
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I have a pair due tomorrow, I hope they’re a lot better than the dewalt ones I have. The backs of my knees are raw from the straps after two half days of setting tile.

It hurts like hell when ya step on your fingers with pro knees. Don't say you weren't warned.

You'll be happy with your purchase if you're down all day & you won't have any strap pain at all.
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It hurts like hell when ya step on your fingers with pro knees. Don't say you weren't warned.



You'll be happy with your purchase if you're down all day & you won't have any strap pain at all.


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Way back when I was a desk jockey for a few years my back hurt a lot more then compared to building houses now. Company owner was a tightwad and wouldn't buy anything but the cheapest chairs. I finally said f*&% it and bought my own used Herman Miller chair. Huge difference after just a couple weeks. No more back pain. Best $400 I ever spent. When I quit I made sure to take the chair with me. Still have it.
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33 years old and already have... 1 herniated disc, 1 really bad knee, 1 bad knee, 1 bad ankle, broken rib, both shoulders click, 1 eye that is still recovering, both hip clicks too. Im sure I got another 20 in me haha.
What else can you do other than work through it and work smarter not harder
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33 years old and already have... 1 herniated disc, 1 really bad knee, 1 bad knee, 1 bad ankle, broken rib, both shoulders click, 1 eye that is still recovering, both hip clicks too. Im sure I got another 20 in me haha.
What else can you do other than work through it and work smarter not harder
exercise & stretch.

strengthen the muscles around the joints.

no heavy weights. pain should be minimal.

keeping range of motion is extremely important.

ice & heat will be your friends.

supplements do help but they are not a magic cure all.

do not push your self.

it will take two guys to do what you used to be able to do by yourself.

it is a mindset that will be tough to adapt.

trust me...i know....
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I wear em with shorts all summer long. The only 2 real complaints I have, is when you're up walking around, they work around your leg & they untie my boots.

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