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Lower back sprain from not using Knees?

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Old 08-06-2007, 09:33 PM   #1
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Lower back sprain from not using Knees?

I've been lifting boxes and reaching for stuff at my job. Problem is i have knee problems so i can't squat...almost at all. That's why i just use my back instead of using leg strength to lift.

I got sprained this week. and i keep getting sprained quite often.

my knees are pretty unlikely to get normal again. I have osteoarthritis AND some muscle tears i've had for years.. So what to do?

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Old 08-07-2007, 05:27 AM   #2
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Re: Lower back sprain from not using Knees?

Can you see a physical therapist? A good therapist will help you figure out how to use your body mechanics the best that you can, given your limitations. A therapist will work out a good home exercise program for you to strengthen your core muscles, which should make it easier for you. There are also little things you can do to minimize the stress on your body, like repositioning the item to be lifted or using tools to help, such as a hook or strap.

Hope you can get some help.

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