Extreme knee pain

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  1. KevinTT

    KevinTT Bobtail Member

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    Unfortunately, my company uses ramps for delivery. It's my first week on the job, and my knees hurt when I go up or down ramps, and only on the ramps. I was wondering if anyone had this happened before and what you guys did to help with knee pain? Thanks.
     
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  3. '88K100

    '88K100 Light Load Member

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    You are likely not conditioned to such exercise, you could get professional help from MD. Start doing squats every day will loosen up those knees and hips and tone up what needs strengthened
     
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  4. Pittstruck

    Pittstruck Light Load Member

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    Try doing some different stretch exercises before and during your shift. Most likely your just using muscles you’re not used to using. I’d say if you’re still in pain weeks from now you might want to have this checked out.

    Feel the burn brother! And congratulations and good luck on the new job!
     
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  5. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Pick up a couple of knee braces at WM. Your knees will adjust after a couple months. But it might be old age! Lol
     
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  6. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Look around you, knee replacement is very common. Next is hip replacement. Most of it’s caused or at least aggravated by overworking it. Whether it’s from a job, sports , or being overweight, Once the cartilage is gone, and it’s bone to bone, they can inject chicken cartilage, or some other new thing, constantly being developed. But eventually it’s usually a replacement. Knees wear out. Find a different job, before your back starts deteriorating. You’re the one who has to live with the pain, as you age. It’s not worth it.
     
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  7. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

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    Neoprene sleeves (pull them down when not out of the truck), Ibuprofen and lots of water. This is probably a connective issue and not the joint. You are going have a lot of issues and when you are off, elevate and ice.. and if you have access, I'd ice them at night. You can work through this but its going to suck for a while. You can try the blue goo.. it really helped me.
     
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  8. jmz

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    You’ll get used to it after a few weeks. Use your brakes going down the ramp, don’t fly down it at a million miles an hour and let your body absorb the impact. Stretching before work is supposed to help, although I never did in the year I did that sort of work.
     
  9. Danny707

    Danny707 Light Load Member

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    Join a local planet fitness and start getting in some leg workouts. YouTube leg and back workouts and you should be good with in the next couple of weeks in strengthening your knees and other lower body parts including back. I know everyone is built differently and some adapt to their physical job but it can help you, unless you have serious knee issues.
     
  10. AModelCat

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    Don't squat more than 95 lbs or you risk the lunk alarm! :eek:
     
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  11. Dale thompson

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    lasertouchone.com check it out it really works.
     
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