As the seasons change, different injuries become more prevalent. With spring in motion and rising temperatures, we’ll tend to dive right into spring cleaning, outdoor activities, and more to take advantage of the sun and nice weather! But before you head outside, make sure that you know just how to deal with the top three common spring injuries!
Yard Work Injuries
Yard work injuries are quite common in the spring as it’s the perfect time to do some gardening. Lower back injuries are especially present as people may begin to get overzealous with cleaning out the garage, basement, or shed. Remember to lift with your legs, not with your back when transporting heavy objects. Next, when mowing your lawn, read the instructions on your mower and search for loose objects that could ricochet off of mower blades! Lastly, get rid of any equipment that may be damaged or rusted and purchase state-of-the-art replacements.
Ticks / Lyme Disease
Spending time outdoors is a staple fo the springtime. So be sure to be careful of ticks and other pests that may carry disease. Cover up any exposed areas of skin as your first layer of defense. Next, inspect yourself for ticks and if you find one, remove it immediately in order to reduce your risk of infection. If you are uncomfortable removing ticks on your own, grab a friend or family member or seek medical attention.
Additionally, with springtime comes outdoor exercise. It’s important to be aware of the hazards that come along with the season. Listen to your body and start slow if you haven’t worked out in a while. It’s more important to ease into your routine to see results. Next, ensure that your gear is equipped to handle wet surfaces from rain. Take precautions to prevent slips and falls.
As with all seasons, spring brings new obstacles. Remember to take precautions for all of these common spring injuries. And if you find that yourself dealing with an emergency, contact ABBA Medical Transportation for all of your medical and recreational transportation needs.