JOint pain from opening boxes

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  1. Like im working in the supermarket ripping open boxes and I get pins,needles,etc. pains in the joint from doing so. Do you think I should quit and get an less painful job? Also see a doctor?
     
  2. Daley-o

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    Claim Compo and see a doc
     
  3. Phineas Q Stork

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    get a knife
     
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    what joints specifically?
     
  5. sportsjunkie

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    see a doctor and get occupational therapy
     
  6. the finger joints, the knuckles halfway up the fingers
     
  7. JordanClarkson

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    use a box cutter
     
  8. these boxes are glued on with super strong glue. no tape
     
  9. JordanClarkson

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    then you need to rip them apart properly. grip it in a v close to your chest/stomach and use that to increase leverage.
     
  10. Skeletor

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    :werd: I work in a warehouse and everybody looks at me funny when I squat down to pick up a heavy box or basically deadlift it up.... that's because they all pick up heavy shit with their spines curved as hell and looking down, etc... and they all complain about shoulder/back pain too.
     
  11. tbizzle

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    there should be a setting on the knife that only goes through one layer of cardboard, unless you put all your weight behind it and really want to cut the shit inside. It would be the first click out from when the blade is concealed in the knife. That's what I use for most of the crazy hard glued boxes.



    we has the same jorb.
     
  12. JustBlazin

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    I don't know what's less painful than a supermarket job, but whatever...

    use a knife and cut along the edges of the boxes, then just open the flap that you've created
     
  13. less painful- like an office job
     
  14. JordanClarkson

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    when i was working at a warehouse we'd have to tape some big packages together that ended up weighing 90-150lbs. i'd deadlift them and then place them on top of each other (like SM stones). people would look at me like wtf are you doing you're going to kill yourself. :mamoru:
     
  15. I was wondering how you guys if you have a heavy box that is flat on the ground how do you pick it up?

    Do you slide your fingers underneath or lift it like a diamond. Grab the top left edge and tip the box so you can grab the bottom right edge? obviously I would stick my ass backwards, lean forward and keep a natural posture and flex my abs like I was taking a dump in lifting this which might not be clear by the pic

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  16. JordanClarkson

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    yeah, just like that if it's heavy and square. but most of the time i'll use my leg to help lift it up to my shoulders and carry it from there
     
  17. your thigh? or your foot to scoop?
     
  18. GuOD

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    when i moved my aquarium (200 lbs) we would stick a foot under it to tilt it and then grab with hands and lift
     
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    thigh with most boxes. foot for huge ones
     
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