3 ways to Reduce knee pain after a long shift

3 ways to Reduce knee pain after a long shift

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 “When you’re young, you don’t think about the future in terms of wear and tear on the body” this is something we read and hear far too often at Recoil. Our number one goal is to prevent this wear and tear of your knees. When you work long shifts you must protect your knees and take it seriously. This blog will outline some exercises you can do to strengthen you knees and other things that can alleviate the pain. The most common knee complaints from the trades industry include Osteoarthritis and housemaids knee Osteoarthritis (medically known as prepatellar bursitis). 1....

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Housemaids Knee and the Importance of Knee pads

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Ever had a sore knee after a long day at work and not known what it is? Unfortunately this is an all too common occurrence for people who work in the construction industry. Here's what may be causing you pain. What is housemaids knee? It is also known as prepatellar bursitis. At the front of the kneecap, there is a capsule or a sac that is filled with fluid. This is called a Bursa. Sometimes, this sac can become inflamed and this is what is known as Housemaids knee. The main symptoms of this is swelling and pain on the...

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A Beginners Guide to Tiling

A Beginners Guide to Tiling

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To the DIYers who want to have a go at tiling for themselves, this is a blog for you! We've put together a selection of considerations that are crucial to making sure you get your tiling off to the best start. For those of you that are extra keen, we've put together an even more detailed FREE PDF download that if filled with even more product recommendations for the job and top tips to make your job a success. 1. Plan plan plan For those DIY enthusiasts out there, we know it can be tempting to dive right in, but...

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What its really Like to Have A Knee Replacement: A Patients Perspective

What its really Like to Have A Knee Replacement: A Patients Perspective

Here at Recoil, your knees are important to us. The main reason these kneepads were created was to prevent knee pain. We asked a member of our team to interview her father who recently had a knee replacement. We wanted to really understand what occurs before, during and after a knee replacement so we can be more aware of what some of our customers go through and how we can help them. Charlie is a Farmer who spends the majority of the day on his feet. We asked him about his journey and about the lessons he has learnt.  ...

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Construction Business Self-Employment - Where do I start?

Construction Business Self-Employment - Where do I start?

If you’re reading this blog, we’re going to guess you’ve either taken the leap to Self-Employment or are toying with the idea. We know only too well, how daunting a step this can be. We went through the exact same thing during our business start-up. From feeling the adrenaline rush of exploring the potential of being your own boss, to then feeling anxiety of what happens if things go wrong. We’ve been there and know what you are going through, so we’ve put together this short blog to hopefully help ease some of those worries! For anyone, who is not familiar...

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