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you veteran detectors of many years, retiree, might understand this, my arms are real sore at time, it's from work, and detecting, I'm retired and still work 2 jobs, my daughter has told me to try cbd cream for the pain, has anybody had good results with it, I'm stopping work in a few years and I don't want to give up this hobby, been at it for 25 years and still need to find a silver dollar haha
 

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Whack the skin of your arms with nettles (or any other similar spiny plant, pine needles for example), this increases bloodflow and stimulates the nerves. It was a tried and true treatment used in the middle ages, one of the few that actually wasn't bunk.

Also eat anti-inflammatory foods like carrots and apples. If I ever have soreness anywhere I eat a carrot and it usually goes away.

Stay away from foods/drinks high in sodium, sodium makes inflammation worse.
 

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I was a skeptic when my wife said try this and ....it works ! I Rub just a few drops(of this brand) on the affected area & w/in a couple minutes the pain is gone and it stays gone the rest of the day .And thats no BS. :icon_thumright:
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I have using "Arnica" creams for decades now. After a long hard day of work/detecting I'll rub it on the areas of the forearm that I know will be hurting the next day.
Need to get the one that has 20%+ Arnica as an ingredient or I found they don't do squat.
Get a swingy cord for the boat anchor Minelab.
 

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I have using "Arnica" creams for decades now. After a long hard day of work/detecting I'll rub it on the areas of the forearm that I know will be hurting the next day.
Need to get the one that has 20%+ Arnica as an ingredient or I found they don't do squat.
Get a swingy cord for the boat anchor Minelab.
Or a nice 'Teknetics Liberator' at only 2.5 pounds :laughing7::headbang:
 

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Or a nice 'Teknetics Liberator' at only 2.5 pounds :laughing7::headbang:
Not sure of the quality of the brain in the Teknetics.
I'm of the thought buy the best option out there, and learn it well (or try). :laughing7:
The Deus ll has the weight beat, if one stays to the 9" coil and the light rod.
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The Minelab detectors Explorer line were heavy 5+lbs.
Now if I'm digging lots of targets the weight isn't an issue-quite sites are an arm killer/knife one back pain.
 
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thanks guys, I have 3 avenues to try, the cream, the swingy thing or a nox 600, I will try the carrots and apples before I go out this weekend
 

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I have been using a harness on my detectors since 2008, I even use one on my Nox which is very light, it makes detecting so much easier as it takes the weight off your arm and puts it on your chest.
 

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From the looks of it you're swinging pretty heavy detectors.
The Minelab equinox, XP & other newer detectors are half the weight of
the detectors you are using. Cutting the weight down might help with your sore arms?
A detector sling works very well also for the heavy machines
 

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this stuff works good , available at tractor supply and you get a lot of it for the money.
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