Pain in my fingers

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Aquel Daley, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. Aquel Daley

    Aquel Daley New Member

    I'm loader for about a week and Im starting to feel pain in my fingers every time I open them and close. Idk if it's sore or something but I don't want miss work because of it. Help!!
  2. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

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  3. Aquel Daley

    Aquel Daley New Member

  4. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Doo itashimashíte manuke
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Wah...ask your mommy.
  6. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Took my body a few months to fully adjust to the movements and pace of the work. Aspirin, stretch, warm water etc. Your body should come around eventually.

    If you don't already, also consider wearing gloves with a good grip while you load. I never work without mine. Will keep your hands nice and pretty and allow you to use a little less force to grab and hold onto stuff.
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  7. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    Your hands are getting stronger, aqua, that's all. You've worked out before, right? Remember how your body feels the day after? That's what your hands are going through right now, that's all.

    I get tendonitis flare-ups in my middle- and ring-finger all the god damn time. Hurts like a mother :censored2:er whenever I clench my fist or go to open a bottle or grab a doorknob, that kind of stuff.

    There's really nothing that can be done for that (tendonitis) other than strengthening your muscles (well... tendons, really), increasing muscle endurance and, maybe, only if it's insane, take an NSAID or two like Tylenol or Aleve.
  8. Legitimyze

    Legitimyze Member

    I have been loading/unloading for about 3 months now, I still get the cramp/soreness in the morning. So you will have to get use to it for a while. I run my hands under warm water in the morning and that seem to help a lot, by the time I start working for the day the pain is already gone.
  9. Aquel Daley

    Aquel Daley New Member

    I have the gloves with the rubber on the bottom. Do I now need to get the ones for like arthritis or something?
  10. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Are your palms getting hairy?
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Not yet.... but I might be going
  12. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

  13. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

  14. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Take two tylenols Mary
  15. swine flu, go to your dr
  16. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    They'll help with his :censored2: pain too.
  17. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Thanks Obama.
  18. Blame Jameis Winston
  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Signing too many autographs can lead to finger injuries, yeah.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That's not what he is best known for.