Edema Problem In My Leg

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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I’ve been experiencing edema in my left leg. Right leg is normal. It’s not a seat height issue, it’s just from sitting so long. Any suggestions to help with this issue?

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Walk more when parked??, tops of my feet would swell up some, when driving. Now they are fine since not driving anymore. I adjusted the seat every which way possible to no avail.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I had been having some pain in my right knee recently, I found moving my seat back helped.

Dennis L's Comment
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Compression socks. I wore them for long 13 hour flights overseas to prevent Swelling and DVT.

I haven’t used them on a truck yet, but I intend to. I had some leg swelling during TNT training

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

PackRat's Comment
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Compression socks.

Try these. Also, try more walking any chance you can, cut down on sodium intake, and drink more coffee, tea, and water.

John Miller's Comment
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You might want to get it checked Deep vein thrombosis and truck drivers I went through this

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Walking would be good but I’m on crutches now due to severe arthritis in my knees. I have an appointment June 2 with a pain management doctor to get injections in each knee. Not cortisone, something else to deaden the nerves in the knees. This is to buy me time to get a more permanent solution. I will get compression stockings asap as that suggestion is a good one. Thanks for all the advice.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Old School's Comment
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Bruce, here's a recent post from you...

Yesterday I left Dodge City, KS and drove 620 miles into IL. Today I finished IL, IN, OH, PA and shut down in NY. 710 MILES, MY BEST EVER FOR A DAY.

At the end of both days I felt terrific. I know I can’t do that on a steady basis, but boy, was it fun for the first time.

I was inspired by Laura who is a 700 mile veteran.

We stress the importance of performance around here a lot. Part of our challenge is moderating ourselves so we are taking care of our loads and ourselves. We have to keep ourselves healthy enough to be top performers.

Take frequent breaks and walk. I realize you are having trouble walking, but you can't just let this continue. You've got to figure out a way to improve your circulation. Sitting constantly and turning big miles is not helping with this situation.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Bruce, here's a recent post from you...

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Yesterday I left Dodge City, KS and drove 620 miles into IL. Today I finished IL, IN, OH, PA and shut down in NY. 710 MILES, MY BEST EVER FOR A DAY.

At the end of both days I felt terrific. I know I can’t do that on a steady basis, but boy, was it fun for the first time.

I was inspired by Laura who is a 700 mile veteran.

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We stress the importance of performance around here a lot. Part of our challenge is moderating ourselves so we are taking care of our loads and ourselves. We have to keep ourselves healthy enough to be top performers.

Take frequent breaks and walk. I realize you are having trouble walking, but you can't just let this continue. You've got to figure out a way to improve your circulation. Sitting constantly and turning big miles is not helping with this situation.

Point taken, Old School. I’m going to ease up on the miles and hours so this problem doesn’t turn into an emergency. Thanks for the cautionary advice.

Bird-One's Comment
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No offense Bruce but how is this not an “emergency” when you need crutches to walk. I think you’re kinda past the point of more frequent walks reversing anything. How are you able to do things like crank landing gear or check your fifth wheel connection on crutches would be my question.

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