Knee injury brewing

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BurntSienna, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. BurntSienna

    BurntSienna Member

    My right knee is starting to act up. I know it’s probably from getting on and off the truck 200 times a day. I’m very good about using the handrail but I’ll admit there are times when I forget or I don’t grab it firmly enough. Really want to avoid this turning into something serious. Any tips or advice (other than find a new job) would be appreciated.
     
  2. Light weight comfortable shoes with good insoles, knee brace, Advil and most importantly leave the package on the cab don't exit the vehicle with it in your hand.
     
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  3. BurntSienna

    BurntSienna Member

    Yeah I’m guilty of holding packages when I exit the truck. I gotta stop doing that (unless it’s an envelope or a small)
     
  4. Shift Inhibit

    Shift Inhibit He who laughs last didn't get it.

    Start using other leg to get in/out, feels strange at first but becomes second nature. Also, I turn around & step out backwards a lot, while grabbing handrail. It seems less jarring & pounding to knees & ankles .
     
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  5. Shift Inhibit

    Shift Inhibit He who laughs last didn't get it.

    Try & be as lean & light as possible while maintaining your strength. Being overweight is a huge part of joint deterioration.
     
  6. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    And UPS still tries to BS people;

    That stepping down off the PKG car (facing forward) somehow....

    is using 3 points of contact. Can't pass a CDL test, doing that.
     
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  7. Absolutely
     
  8. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Long forgotten pkg car method;


    More than 3 pkgs, you use the rear door....
     
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  9. They don't teach these kids anything anymore.
    Just as long as you know your DOK....
     
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  10. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    The majority of drivers (pkg and feeders) still think....

    It's a condition of employment.
     
  11. Netsua 3:16

    Netsua 3:16 Stop being a little bitch

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    These babies saved my butt during my first peak a couple years ago. Keeps your knees from extending out or in. They are a god send. The first day I start to fee a little knee soreness I put these on and rock them for the whole rest of the week. Takes a while to get used to them but they have been like a magic cure for me
     
  12. Unfortunately the cot worries about the wrong things. It's more important to do the DOK in your daily routine instead of saying it.
    This place just makes me shake my head.
     
  13. Netsua 3:16

    Netsua 3:16 Stop being a little bitch

    Also, get yourself some sort of regiment for your days off, even if I stay lazy around the house all day I take a good 1/2 hour hour to stretch my whole body out or swim at the gym down the road or whatever. Something to keep your body awake and limber
     
  14. 12 ounce curls!
     
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  15. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Really.... ?

    Vaping in between stops, is not a long term solution ?
     
  16. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Vape while you drive, rookie! More bonus, plus it looks cool when you blow a huge cloud of vape smoke out of the cab! Just make sure you're earbuds are in, and you're checking your phone at the stoplight.
     
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  17. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    It isn't
    I never filled one out or recited it.
     
  18. PizzaToUps

    PizzaToUps Member

    You could always bid on an easy 22.3 or go into feeders.
     
  19. The Milkman

    The Milkman Well-Known Member

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  20. Old 600?