Shoulder Injuries

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by undies, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. undies

    undies Active Member

    Anyone else in this club? Or just have a "bum" shoulder?

    Getting my second injection in about 1.5 years. Not feeling too positive for my long term well being. :crying:
  2. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Many of us have had should problems. Usually rotator cuffs I would say. Sometimes you need surgery but probably half the time you don't. It sucks and it hurts but mostly it is something you need to adjust to.
  3. Googler666

    Googler666 Guest

    Strecthing for a minimum of 10 minutes before your shift is necessary. Might not seem like it at the time but youll thank youself later. The only way to avoid enjoy at UPS is to take the proper pre-cautions , comes with the job.
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  4. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I've never stretched before work, except cracking the old bones when I wake up every morning, and I am yet to have injured myself in any major way.
  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I have had surgery on both shoulders. Besides stretching every day (including weekends), I also do light strengthening exercises 3 days per week to maintain condition. I also found that by doing the exercises, I am able to more easily maintain the correct shoulder mechanics to avoid reinjury.

    I absolutely do not want to go through shoulder PT again.
  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Heavy lifting cause it?
  7. The Milkman

    The Milkman Active Member

    Had rotator tear and needed surgery...That was back in around 98 or so...I believe it was because of driving over 16 years the old tanks that had no power steering. Finally got a new 700 with PS in 2000........Also had surgeries on both elbows....... I believe that all the yanking and jerking to steer the tanks caused my problems..No one incident that I can remember, just that over time my shoulder pain slowly but surely got worse.......
  8. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Combination of repetitive lifting and no power steering. Dr classified both as repetitive motion injuries. Part of rehab was learning to hold the steering wheel at 7 and 5 (which is right in the power zone) and then turning by pushing and pulling, but never going past 9 or 3. Took some getting used to, but now I cannot hold a steering wheel at 10 and 2.
  9. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I tore my rotator cuff pulling a 5th wheel on a trailer on a slope. Some guys could work through partial tears. Mine was a complete tear with nerve damage. Was a short-timer anyways so I opted for surgery. My shoulder STILL hurts to do certain things.
  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I work relatively pain free. When we have big weather changes they get very sore, but keeping up on stretching and exercises usually makes things better/more tolerable.
  11. The Brown Shadow

    The Brown Shadow New Member

    I have a "bum" shoulder. It is a SLAP tear. I can only do about 10-15 push ups at a time or it will hurt for about 2 weeks. I am able to do my Package Driver position ok as long as I stay in my power zone and stay aware that I could hurt my shoulder. I can't work out that shoulder to any extent because of this condition.
  12. jbg77

    jbg77 Active Member

    260% torn labrum. 5 screws and 7 internal sutures. Still lift weights work preload and drove my. 1st peak. Took me 1 year to feel normal but still have occasional pain
  13. The Brown Shadow

    The Brown Shadow New Member

    You probably mean 260 degrees ;).

    I will have surgery eventually, but I am able to function normally excluding not working the shoulder out. If I injure it severely while working I will get it fixed then.
  14. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Cold stretching causes more injuries than it prevents. If anything you should stretch at the end of your day.
  15. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    You do this job long enough youll have a BUM EVERYTHING lol
  16. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    You do this job long enough youll have a BUM EVERYTHING lol
    Yeah all that yanking and jerking could hurt ya, lmfaotumblr_nbygiwEnvK1qhub34o5_400.gif
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    The Milkman Active Member

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    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

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