Summer temperatures have arrived in metro Atlanta! After all the rainy weather we’ve been experiencing this spring, sunny and warm conditions will be a welcome change. Many people will be taking advantage of the great weather to work in the yard or enjoy outdoor recreational activities. The physicians at Resurgens Orthopaedics see many injuries this time of the year. In our blog this week, we have some tips on how to prevent some of the orthopaedic injuries we commonly see in our clinics:
- Yard work Injuries can take many forms. Back injuries, bone fractures, and lacerations are some of the most common. When you’re doing yard work, be sure to utilize safety equipment like gloves and kneepads to protect bones and joints and always use proper lifting technique to prevent back injuries.
- Sports Injuries are something we see frequently in the summer as athletes and weekend warriors get back into their outdoor activities. Torn tendons, bone fractures, and muscle injuries can all happen to athletes as they train and compete in road races, etc.
- Swimming Injuries happen more often as people get out on the water. Especially concerning are spinal injuries that occur when diving into shallow water. Make sure you know how deep the water is before diving, particularly in natural bodies of water which can be deceptively shallow.
- Driving Injuries tend to spike upward as people head out on summer road trips. To avoid a car accident, stay aware when you’re on the road and never drive when you’re too tired. Always remember to buckle up!
Summer is supposed to be fun and an orthopaedic injury can spoil that fun pretty quickly. We hope these tips will help you have an injury free summer. Because accidents can happen when you least expect it, the physicians at Resurgens Orthopaedics are here to help. Call or schedule an appointment online with one of our physicians today. Have a great summer!