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Old 07-28-2012, 12:55 PM   #21
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I'm starting to loosen up a bit today. Of course, now I am 3 days behind on what were small fun jobs, which will now flow into the other bigger jobs.

On the other hand, I was able to push off a trip up river for one more day of laying around. That should let things slip back into place and I should be good to go tomorrow.

I'll find out later when I attempt to paint some new window frames in the shop. I can stand up now, but once I put my arms up, I'm hurting again.

I just can't sit around the house anymore though. Too many things piling up.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:26 PM   #22
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It looks cool, but what do you do with it?
you use like a massager, the nubs hit the affected area and help loosen tension. Get one today if you can and by tomorrow you feel better.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:54 AM   #25
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I've been thinking about one lately. ...acupuncture guy or gal. Preferably a hot and young and female type.
Yeah, me too.

Probably, my next move... If needed. :smileyknockingonwood:

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I'm 60, & did MX , & framed for many (20) years. Later I did high volume interior trim. I still do lots of very heavy pre assembled iron deliveries by myself.

My younger brother brought up a point that I think helped me more than anyting else. He simply started to carry his wallet in his front pocket. The type of work we do tends to result in a big, bulging wallet. We also tend to do a lot of driving. The combination resultes in shifted verabrae from sitting unevenly.
Many years my backcracker told me that my spine had an S curve to it, but at the time I really didn't know why. A few years later my brother gave me the tip, & it's gradually gotten better every year.
An improved bed (Select Comfort) has also helped quite a bit. By back is better now than it's been in 20 years.

Front pocket wallet is well worth a try!
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I'm 60, & did MX , & framed for many (20) years. Later I did high volume interior trim. I still do lots of very heavy pre assembled iron deliveries by myself.

My younger brother brought up a point that I think helped me more than anyting else. He simply started to carry his wallet in his front pocket. The type of work we do tends to result in a big, bulging wallet. We also tend to do a lot of driving. The combination resultes in shifted verabrae from sitting unevenly.
Many years my backcracker told me that my spine had an S curve to it, but at the time I really didn't know why. A few years later my brother gave me the tip, & it's gradually gotten better every year.
An improved bed (Select Comfort) has also helped quite a bit. By back is better now than it's been in 20 years.

Front pocket wallet is well worth a try!
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The work I do results in me having a thin wallet.
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What the heck is a wallet?

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My girlfriend also tends to lighten the wallet. 5g's for a new rack to be installed. I told her that all that weight up front like that is going to give you back problems. Being the doctor I am and concerned about future back pain, I told her she must lay on her back from 6pm till 6am. I am happy to say that the patient is doing fine.
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I agree on moving the wallet to the front pocket. One of them little things that really can make a difference. My chiro 'splaned it all to me years ago, which has since been forgotten. Other than the 'it works' part.

My aches and pains go to the chiro. I'm saving the pills for when I get old, 59 in a couple of weeks.

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I read about wallets causing problems for truck drivers many years ago. Makes sense; it's their job to sit on their butt.

That ain't my job.

Matter of fact, when I switched from electronic field service work to construction, I developed some seriously aching feet. A couple of pairs of new shoes did nothing to help. A happy inspiration made me actually measure my feet, and I had gone up an entire shoe size from being on them all day.
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A chiroprator told me about switching the wallet to my front pocket 9 yrs ago. It gets you out of alignment. I took his suggestion & I know it helped alot. It also didn't take me long to discover that it is so much more practical in the front & easier on my body................
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I do not carry a wallet for that purpose. Drivers license and cc wrapped in my cash. I found not only was it awkward to sit on but it became a catchall for things I didnt really need.
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I read about wallets causing problems for truck drivers many years ago. Makes sense; it's their job to sit on their butt.

That ain't my job.

Matter of fact, when I switched from electronic field service work to construction, I developed some seriously aching feet. A couple of pairs of new shoes did nothing to help. A happy inspiration made me actually measure my feet, and I had gone up an entire shoe size from being on them all day.
back,elbows,shoulders,wrist are all fine but my feet are my Achilles heel
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My girlfriend also tends to lighten the wallet. 5g's for a new rack to be installed. I told her that all that weight up front like that is going to give you back problems. Being the doctor I am and concerned about future back pain, I told her she must lay on her back from 6pm till 6am. I am happy to say that the patient is doing fine.
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Did you go to the doctor? What I don't understand is why guys refuse to wear suspenders with their tool bags. Why risk putting more wear and tear on your body when something that simple can prevent an injury?
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back,elbows,shoulders,wrist are all fine but my feet are my Achilles heel
So to speak.

Have you actually tried to do something about it, or just muddle on like most folks? I actually do pretty well as long as I make sure to wear decent footgear.
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