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    Knee Protection?

    Wondering how many techs out there are doing anything to prevent knee problems down the road, and what your doing.

    I'd like to hear your ideas. As a younger service tech I'm looking to prevent knee problems from forming down the road.

    Currently I'm wearing volleyball knee pads under my work pants, I'm able to move freely and drive from call to call without removing the knee pads. Seems to be working so far.

    Any input is welcome,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draffip View Post
    Wondering how many techs out there are doing anything to prevent knee problems down the road, and what your doing.

    I'd like to hear your ideas. As a younger service tech I'm looking to prevent knee problems from forming down the road.

    Currently I'm wearing volleyball knee pads under my work pants, I'm able to move freely and drive from call to call without removing the knee pads. Seems to be working so far.

    Any input is welcome,
    volleyball knee pads??? will you post a pic? I'm using a foam gardening pad 'cause I can move it around easy and it doesn't choke the blood flow to my legs...I'm willing to try them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprmktrefertech View Post
    volleyball knee pads??? will you post a pic? I'm using a foam gardening pad 'cause I can move it around easy and it doesn't choke the blood flow to my legs...I'm willing to try them.
    I like a foam gardening pad.

    I actually try to sit rather than kneel when I can.

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    I think I have a Cardboard fettish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprmktrefertech View Post
    volleyball knee pads??? will you post a pic? I'm using a foam gardening pad 'cause I can move it around easy and it doesn't choke the blood flow to my legs...I'm willing to try them.


    They were a little tight the 1st few days, but now I hardly notice them. Plus I wear them under my pants so you can't tell I'm wearing knee pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Don't they chafe the backs of your knees?
    Been using them for over a month and no problems, other than sweat.

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    If you cook the muscles, tendons, and ligaments around your knees, you'll have big problems. Also I'd be afraid of blood clots, from those while driving. I use a Boat Cushion/float. When you kneel, you don't go thru the boat cushion. Also they are layers of foam so they shift enough, that you don't bunch the material, in your Slacks. The extra height, is easier on your toes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhat View Post
    If you cook the muscles, tendons, and ligaments around your knees, you'll have big problems. Also I'd be afraid of blood clots, from those while driving. I use a Boat Cushion/float. When you kneel, you don't go thru the boat cushion. Also they are layers of foam so they shift enough, that you don't bunch the material, in your Slacks. The extra height, is easier on your toes.
    The knee pads aren't tight enough to stop blood circulation, like my legs don't go numb, : )

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    Always use them!!

    inexpensive ones, so if you loose it,its no big deal.
    I like the hard cap ones. Black of course. I altered my toolbox so I can sit on
    while working on furnaces. Some use a padded lid on a bucket.
    Save those knee joints!!

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    Kinda wish I would have done more to protect my knee's when I was younger (ok, I'm far from as old as you old timers, but it's catchin up already). My knee's were actually doing pretty good for the most part, They'd hurt from time to time.

    Last summer I got in a bit of a wreck in the ole race car, my left knee slammed the inside of the cockpit, and my right knee slammed my left knee (felt like slo motion!), since then my left knee gets to hurting when it's cold out, or when I use it a lot.

    I can't use knee pads much, haven't found any that fit and are comfy. Might check out the volleyball style, see if they make them in a "extra huge knee" size
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

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    I always use the cheap ones because they're light. I was pressured into buying the expensive gel ones for 60 bucks and they lasted 2 days. They're so heavy that they just slide down all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniak View Post
    I always use the cheap ones because they're light. I was pressured into buying the expensive gel ones for 60 bucks and they lasted 2 days. They're so heavy that they just slide down all the time.
    I tried those too, I was constantly adjusting them.

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