Common Injuries During Winter and How to Avoid Them

Winter conditions can bring risks to your body if you’re not careful. They tend to be ice- and snow-related, including falling or slipping, muscle strain, or winter activity accidents.

As you age, your risk of injury tends to increase, and with the unpredictable nature of winter weather, you need to be on the lookout for risks and threats to your health at all times!

Risks can include sprains, breaking your bones, damaging your joints, and even injuring your spine. When taking part in any activities in the wintery outdoors, here’s some tips to remember:

  • Make sure you’re dressed for the conditions: clothes, boots and other insulating apparel. Cold weather can cause joint pain flare-ups and boots maintain grip with icy surfaces.
  • Walk slower and make smaller strides to avoid losing your balance.
  • Be careful doing chores such as shovelling snow – don’t overexert yourself!
  • When driving, take care to match your speed and handling for the conditions to avoid any accidents.

Despite best efforts to avoid injury, accidents do happen. At Progressive Rehabilitation Medicine, we devise a treatment plan tailored to you and your needs, harnessing our team’s years of professional medical expertise. Our treatments include regenerative medicine, non-invasive deep tissue laser therapy, decompression, wave therapy, and much more.

If you are injured or are experiencing pain, contact us at (319) 320-1952 today. We are here to help.