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Knee Support While Shooting??

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 9point3, Apr 4, 2011.

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  1. 9point3

    9point3 Well-Known Member

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    As a big fellow with some age on me, standing around on the firing line is takin a toll on the knees, any of you other guys with knee pain have any advice regarding knee sleeves or wraps or maybe even supplements?

    Thanks

    9point3
     
  2. lbshootin

    lbshootin Active Member

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    Hey there..I feel your PAIN....I blew out my right ACL, and most of the menicus in November...My doc rebuilt the ACL, but the meniscus rehab is going slow...went from Percicet 500mg to nothing for pain....but now that I am in phys therapy, I am taking ALIEVE, helps a lot..I use the knee brace for shooting, it is the type with velcro straps above and below the knee cap. I was missing a lot of hard rights, but seem to be hittin better now....LarryB
     
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    Small but over weight here.Been experiencing pain in left knee.Got so bad I had doc x-ray it and good knee(for comparison they said) they found nothing,no arthritus ,etc.Said best they could do was order therapy.Shoot,I can do that much myself,walking,gym set in basement.You asked for possible supplements,two I found and use seem as good for joint pain as modern medicines for me. Devils Claw,and White Willow bark.As always,check for any interaction with any drugs you may be taking.

    Doug H.
     
  4. hoot619

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    I'm using these on both knees they really help. They are Mueller's with side fasteners has hinges on both sides about 10" tall. The cost was well under 70 bucks for both if my memory is right.. Has 2 hinge settings for size. Wallyworld I think. I had the slip on ones but no hinges and these are much better. Ken
     
  5. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    The soft brace described above does help with fatigue. I did manage to avoid surgury by wearing one and I got around alot better while my injury was healing - even managed a couple of quail hunts. The brace certainly didn't cause any problems for shooting.

    These items are fairly inexpensive and available at most pharmacies. Be carful not to overtighten it as you can cut off the blood supply and cause other problems.
     
  6. lbshootin

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    Forgot to mention...my brace also has the hinges on both sides..great support...lb
     
  7. 9point3

    9point3 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input. I'm kinda suprized that some smartazz didn't say "lose weight"
     
  8. FRedmon

    FRedmon Active Member

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    I used soft knee braces for skiing and had to use one prior to my scope prior to 911..

    I will try to take a picture and post it..

    FRedmon
     
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