Extreme knee pain

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  1. Trucker K

    Trucker K Light Load Member

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    Knee pain occurs from over usage. As Truck drivers especially working P&D we are in & out the truck frequently therefore eventually wear & tear occurs over time. I also use to train heavy (weight lift heavy squats 405 lbs to 505 lbs 10 reps etc..) so from my early 20's to now 50 years old it's taken a toll on my right knee whiles my left one is beginning to hurt. Bones have the strength of lifting 6 times the humans body weight however the cartilage is where the problem is eventually wearing down. Best thing to do is br carefully when stepping in & out of the truck or else knee replacements will occur quicker.
     
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  3. Danny707

    Danny707 Light Load Member

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    same here after I turned 30 I left the heavy lifting alone now I just do more reps less weights. In my 20s I was lifting heavy construction equipment and materials then hit the gym right after work did the 400+ pds dead lifts , squats, bench and heavy tire outside. Now at 31 I’m taking it more easy doing more cardio as well and still hitting the gym 5/6 Xs a week and feel just as strong and lean.
     
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  4. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

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    Stretching, exercises, knee brace when needed.
     
  5. Radman

    Radman Road Train Member

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    Fish oil or eat a lot of fish for the omega 3’s. It may help some with the inflammation. Knee brace or sleeve may help.
     
  6. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I don't believe in knee braces, belts etc. They tend to become a crutch and don't allow the muscles around the joint to get stronger. Even when I powerlift I don't touch the belt until I'm above 3 plates on heavy compound lifts. My knees hurt when I started squatting but not using a brace has allowed them to get stronger. I can rep 275 with zero knee pain now vs sore knees at 135 when I first started out.
     
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  7. Jay5GS

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  8. Shep Shiloh

    Shep Shiloh Medium Load Member

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    I've been doing produce deliveries using a ramp for the past six years. Best thing I've learned is to never overload the cart, I lean the cart back to lower the center of gravity and no running down the ramp. By itself it is good exercise. I'm 50 and plan on doing this until I can't anymore.
     
  9. TexasKGB

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    This right here. Learn the cart and control it.
     
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