“Every year, there are multitudes of minor and serious injuries from home improvement projects and even crafts — this year, the risk may be higher with more people taking on projects while they spend more time at home during COVID-19,” says fellowship-trained total joint care specialist Dr. Jalaal Shah. “From roof repair and landscaping to do-it-yourself home décor, fall projects can be fun and rewarding to accomplish, but they also come with some safety risks, so I wanted to share a list of guidelines for completing projects safely.”
Be sure to follow the safety tips listed below to help avoid injuries when taking on a project.
"If you sustain an injury while working with tools or doing heavy lifting and you feel any numbness, pain or have loss of movement in your arm or other extremities, seek medical attention," says Dr. Shah. “Serious injuries should be seen by a specialist as soon as possible.”
You can be safely seen for your arm and shoulder injuries by one of our elbow or shoulder experts when you need it. Call (815) 928-8050 or request an appointment online.