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Working thru injuries/ailments

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LHS Lawns, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. dougaustreim

    dougaustreim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 488

    64 years old Got new left knee last winter. Will get new right one in December. Rotator cuff repair six years ago. Have had arthiritis in all my joints for years. Took anti inflammatories for years. They ended up eating a hole in my stomach (perforated ulcer). Almost died. Now can't take anything other than tylenol. Not even baby aspirin.
  2. pseudosun

    pseudosun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,740

    Inside upper legs by nutsack gets rubbed raw sometimes. They make a cream down here that works pretty good. It's called boudreaux's butt paste.
  3. Blades Lawn Maintenance

    Blades Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Baton Rouge, La
    Posts: 1,233

    :laugh::laugh::laugh: ohhh Boudreaux and Thibodaux
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    It's called a muscle spasm and they hurt like hell. I can tell you that if you can decrease the stress in your life it will get better.
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  5. C Jovingo Landscaping

    C Jovingo Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 436

    Sciatic nerve couple times a year. Sometimes numb/buzzing hands & shoulders at joint. Currently right knee & right elbow pain! I'm 38yrs old
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  6. pseudosun

    pseudosun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,740

    I don't know if this is the proper term, but "weedeater tendinitis?" It seems that the repetetive throttle action caused my whole arm to ache, especially on the outside of the elbow. I remember hardly being able to lift it, and had take some days off. Surprisingly, it was pretty serious.
  7. C Jovingo Landscaping

    C Jovingo Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 436

    I have lawncare elbow too & painters shoulder! Lol! Medical terms are tennis elbow & swimmers shoulder. When i was a painter, went to Dr for my shoulder & he said it was tendinitis caused by repetitive motions. I did alot of spraying above my head swinging arm back & forth for 12hr shifts, painting ceilings on Lowe's stores. It hurts to raise my arms sometimes, like they weigh a ton.
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  8. WoodlandAM

    WoodlandAM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    24 years old, had 4 knee surgeries and working through a torn ACL right now. Its not as bad as most think. It will buckle on me a time or two a day and throbs at night but cant afford 6 months off and the hassle/pain of rehab
  9. bheath

    bheath LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    2011 season worked thru 30 radiation treatments and six chemo treatments. Did not eat solid foods for 9 weeks lost 85lbs. In August had surgery to remove lump from neck. Had surgery on Tues was in hospital till Thursday, got home at noon Thursday and was out mowing Friday morning.:walking:
  10. JuddsLawnCare

    JuddsLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Just tore my LisFranc ligament in the middle of my foot on Thursday. Only way I can walk is to hobble with weight on the outside of my foot. I went to see the Dr. today and he put me on crutches and scheduled surgery for next Friday. Supposed to be 4 weeks of non weight bearing (crutches) post surgery.

    I have been running solo but looks like I will be picking up a helper to whip, edge, and blow while I run the mower. I just started up and do this on the side so it's not life & death matter. Though I don't want to lose the 5 customers I have.

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