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How to Protect Yourself from Housework Injuries

Written By Total Care Injury & Pain Centers on May 10, 2021

Lifting InjuriesIt’s a point of pride to take good care of your home and reap the rewards of a pristine interior and well groomed landscape. With all that hard work comes the risk of injury. 

At Total Care & Injury Pain Center, we want to help protect you from housework injuries, so here’s a list of the top seven injuries and what you can do to protect yourself.

7 Common Housework Injuries and How to Prevent Them

The seven most common housework injuries are sprains, stress fractures, joint pain, spinal issues, carpal tunnel, dislocations, and knotted muscles. Ankle sprains lead the injury pack.

Patients sustain injuries when lifting heavy laundry or furniture, bending and twisting while performing various tasks, including vacuuming and picking things up off the floor, and reaching awkwardly, like when dusting ceiling fan blades or wiping high shelves. 

Yes, we highly recommend a ladder or step stool where appropriate, but make sure to establish a stable base. Patients often sustain broken bones and dislocated joints due to falls.

Injury prevention measures include stretching, practicing proper lifting technique, and pacing yourself. Stiff muscles are prone to tears and strains. Poor lifting techniques wreak havoc on the back and joints, and working too hard or for too long without rest leads to strains, sprains, and stress fractures.

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