How to Avoid Spring Cleaning Injuries

March 29, 2013 / Posted by in Blog

YardWorkIt is that time of year again when you dust the corners and break out the ladder for spring cleaning. But many people are unaware of the potential risk of injury that may occur as the result of spring cleaning. Thousands of injuries occur with the use of gardening tools every year.  With the repetitive use of shovels, garden clippers, and rakes we often get neck and shoulder pain, low back pain, and knee pain.  Many more injuries occur as the result of handling a ladder improperly. Often the key to avoid spring cleaning injuries is to know your limits. It’s easy and tempting to take on more spring cleaning chores than your body can accommodate. So be sure to take breaks throughout. Another important idea is to stretch before spring cleaning. A little stretching can go along way to prevent pulling a muscle. To learn more, continue reading to avoid spring cleaning injuries.

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