Knees!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by HULKAMANIA, May 30, 2012.

  1. HULKAMANIA

    HULKAMANIA Member

    Alright guys what do you do/if anything for the knee aches you get from this job? 3 point contact or not, 300 packages everyday off a 3ft step gets to your knees!
     
  2. happyboy

    happyboy Member

    Glucosamine and Chondroitin but i never rember to take it. So i usually take some ibuprofen.
     
  3. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Talk to your doctor,they may have to supply you with a car with PS PB and a low step.
    Clutch is a knee killer,mine act up now and then and I have a P7 with all the above.
    But I'm getting old.Walking is good.Go for a good one after work with your wife or kids.It loosens up the tension.
     
  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I have a great chiropractor (yes he works on my knees too) and an awesome massage therapist. They keep me pretty well in check.
     
  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Slow down.
     
  6. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I do a set of leg extensions every day, 15-20 reps for each leg.
     
  7. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Pray to God to give you strength.
     
  8. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Memorize some safety drivel and the pain will magically disappear.
     
  9. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    Donjoy makes some excellent knee braces for about a C note,they keep my knees in shape. Biofreeze on the tendons behind the knee works wonders as well.
     
  10. CRASH501

    CRASH501 New Member

    After 2 knee surgeries, I have found that the McDavid neoprene braces are better and cheaper than the Donjoy. you can get them at modells. .
    Also you may want to see an orthopedic for an MRI Meniscal tears are common with what we do, might need a cortizoid shot ar a synthetic lubricant such as supartz
     
  11. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Become a management ball washer, make deals to screw others around you, and go home while others do your work; you'll be supplied with knee pads. Just make sure you wear a helmet so you don't bump your head on the desk.
     
  12. HULKAMANIA

    HULKAMANIA Member

    Are we allowed to wear anything like that while wearing shorts? Or do you have to have a dr's note?
     
  13. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    thanx i'll certainly look into those braces
     
  14. Bad Gas!

    Bad Gas! Active Member

    Euflexxa knee injections..Google it..My brother did it and it takes away the pain for about a year. You have to get 1 injection in the knee 3 straight weeks (1 day a week)..This isnt a steroid or cordisone.. Our insurance will cover it if your knee xrays show some osteoarthreitus..200$ co- pay..
     
  15. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    Stop drinking soda and drink plenty of water. It is likely tendinitis.
     
  16. brownedout

    brownedout New Member

    Start simple. R-I-C-E. Rest Ice Compression Elevation. Upon punching out everynight head straight home. Hopefully your commute is less than 1/2 hour so your muscles remain loose/warm. Do you have an old recliner or one you're not particularly fond of? Before showering sit on this recliner with ice packs on each knee, wrapped and held in place with ace bandages or any wrap you have handy. Use pillows or cushions to elevate comfortably. You could also cover your nice recliner with an old sheet, and a beach towel. Google knee stretches; stretching, or lack thereof, more than anything is probably the cause/cure for any musculoskeletal injury. When you find some good ones do them morning, lunch, and night. Hopefully this helps alleviate pain, if not you will have to go anti-inflammatory route (ibuprofen), or even hollistic approach if you prefer a more natural method, you can find names on google also. Good luck!
     
  17. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    23 years driving. No knee pain whatsoever.
     
  18. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    That's why they call you the brownmonster.
     
  19. CRASH501

    CRASH501 New Member

    are you kidding me? do you ask for permission to blow your nose because the napkin isnt brown?
     
  20. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    park your car as often as you can so when you step off your stepping onto grass...