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Preventing Winter Shoveling Injuries

Winter can be a magical time in New York City when the snow falls and covers everything in a clean white blanket. Of course, all the snow that falls around your home, sidewalk, and driveway must be cleared to keep the area safe. Shoveling snow is more than just a chore—it’s also a form of strenuous exercise. Approximately 11,500 snow-shoveling injuries are treated in emergency rooms each year, and some end up needing the attention of an orthopedic surgeon. Strained muscles, herniated discs, and tendinitis are just a few of the snow-shoveling injuries that may need to be treated by an orthopedist. Take a look at this infographic from your orthopedic doctor in New York City to see common snow-shoveling injuries and what you can do to prevent them. Please share with your friends and family, and stay safe this winter!


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76-55 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: (718) 897-2228