How to Prevent Injury from Outdoor Chores
Outdoor chores aren’t just dangerous in the fall when you’re raking, or in the winter when you’re shoveling; summer months can bring the threat of injury as well when it comes to mowing, gardening, and landscaping. Outdoor chores often result in neck pain, back pain, shoulder injuries, knee injuries, and even elbow injuries from heavy lifting or overuse of muscles for a long period of time. It is common to be sore for about 24-48 hours after chores, but if the pain persists longer than a day or two, it is a good idea to see a doctor or possibly a physical therapist. A good rule of thumb is to always make sure you’re prepared with the proper tools and equipment for your outdoor chores, so you can avoid any unnecessary straining. Also, remember to take a few minutes to do some basic stretching before you head outside, those simple stretches could save you a lot of pain in the long run. Prevention of an injury is much easier than trying to repair one. Listen here for more tips and tricks to prevent outdoor chore injuries from Dominic Turner.