How to Avoid Common Winter Injuries
If you’ve experienced an injury or pain while performing a wintertime activity, you are not alone. Personal injury during winter is likely to occur from performing simple activities, especially if you aren’t prepared to prevent an incident. The good news? Preventing winter injuries is possible, and you can enjoy the season without unnecessary pain and stiffness.
what are the most common winter injuries?
Winter weather conditions bring with them a variety of potential risks for personal injury, as well as injury to others. Some of the most common winter incidents that lead to personal injury include:
Falling on ice and snow
Experiencing muscle strain from shoveling snow or scraping ice off the car
Accidents while playing winter sports and activities
SLIPPING AND FALLING ON ICE AND SNOW
Head or brain injuries, including concussions
Ankle strains and twists, and other kinds of muscle sprains and ligament strains
Broken bones, most commonly hip and wrist fractures
Back injuries, including spinal compression fractures
Injuries to the spinal cord
Wear proper footwear made for icy and snowy conditions.
Keep your stride shorter and avoid long steps.
Slow things down — try not to rush or run outdoors.
Keep de-icer or sand on hand for when things get slippery around your house.
In case of injury, always have your cell phone handy.
If you need to do outdoor chores, take your time and don’t hurry.