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Snow Shoveling Injuries: 4 Common Snow Shoveling Injuries

Ah snow shoveling, a wintertime activity everyone just loves to do. While your local municipality clears your road, this does not include your driveway and is a task you need to do yourself – unfortunately.

For many, shoveling snow can lead to injuries and, in the worst-case scenario, even death. With all that in mind, here are 4 common snow shoveling injuries to avoid:

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Prevention and Treatment of Swimmer’s Shoulder

Swimming is considered a good all-around workout because it builds endurance and muscle strength. It also keeps your heart and lungs healthy. It is also suitable for all ages (of course with proper training and guidance).

How To Identify If You Have Shoulder Injury From Swimming?

Swimmer’s shoulder is a term that covers a range of painful shoulder injuries caused by overuse that commonly occurs in swimmers. Since various parts of your shoulder can be damaged from your swimming stroke, the pain can be anything from a local pain along the shoulder joint to a spreading pain that travels from up your neck down to your arm. Swimmer’s shoulder being an overuse injury is caused by repeated trauma rather than a specific incident.

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Spinal Stenosis Risk Factors

Spinal stenosis is a serious spine condition with several risk factors associated with it. For those who are not familiar, a risk factor is anything that would increase the likelihood of a person developing a specific disease or condition.

To better understand the risk factors of spinal stenosis, here are three of the most frequently asked questions:

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Winter Slips And Falls: First Aid Steps To Follow

When the first snowfall comes, the incidence of slips and falls goes up especially after a winter storm. Slipping on icy surfaces can sometimes be more than just a sprained ankle. A bad fall can also result in fractures and injuries that may require a trip to the ER.

Routine activities can become dangerous during winter so it’s very important to know what to do if, and when, accidents do happen.

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Exercising In Cold Weather

With days gone shorter and colder, it’s hard to find the motivation to go outside, much less exercise in cold weather. However, if you decide to trek outdoors, keep these points in mind:

  1.   Check the weather

First things first, the weather. Check the forecast for the day before you head out – temperature, wind, and even moisture. It’s generally not advisable to exercise outside when the temperature goes down below 0°F. Wind chill below -18°F can also cause frostbite.

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Dizziness, Imbalance or Constant Falls? Learn More About Vestibular Disorders

The statistics on vestibular problems are alarming and seniors are among the most vulnerable to vestibular-related disorders. Balance dysfunction, dizziness and frequent falls are among the most common disorders that the senior population suffer. This infographic shows the statistics related to dizziness and balance disorders because of vestibular problems.

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