The holiday season is in full swing! With that in mind, we felt it was important to remind people of the unanticipated injuries that can occur during the happiest time of the year. As we discussed during our Thanksgiving and Black Friday blog, there are many holiday traditions that can result in an unanticipated injury and Christmas is no different.
Whether you are hanging holiday lights from your roof or hanging them around the interior of your home, the risk of injury is always present. It is important to be aware of your surroundings and always be sure that if using a ladder, it is firmly planted on the ground for stability. Falling from a ladder, whether it is 8 feet or a few inches off the ground, can still result in an unwelcomed holiday gift of pain.
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), out of the 1,700 ladder-related injuries that were documented between 2011 and 2015, the majority of them were related to hanging up or taking down decorations.
Injuries from holiday gifts happen year after year. People hurrying to get their gifts bought, home, wrapped, and transported to their intended recipient. Some of those most common injuries around gifts are cuts from wrapping or unwrapping gifts, strains or sprains from overexerting your body by carrying large or heavy gifts, and even a broken bone from having a heavy gift land on you.
For those of us who tend to procrastinate or just forget to start shopping and decorating early, last minute holiday needs are always a possibility. It is not uncommon for bones to break, muscles to become sprained or strained, or for the added stress of getting everything ready on time to add stress on your body and its joints.
When you rush to complete a task, whether it’s shopping, decorating the house, or cooking a large family meal, the odds of an accident occurring are significantly higher. By rushing to complete a task, you’re more likely to fall off of a ladder while hanging up lights and decoration or to become distracted while driving to the store in traffic and find yourself dealing with an unwelcomed injury.
If you do happen to find that the holidays have left you injured or in pain and discomfort, we may able to help! With our regenerative medicine options, we can offer some relief from the holiday aches and pains that you may be experiencing. Call our offices and schedule a risk-free consultation with our physician, Dr. Edwin Roman, M.D. to discuss which of our therapy options can help you heal from your holiday pains with ease!
Call our offices at (570) 213-5221.