Understand some common injuries that can occur when moving,
and how to prevent them
Don’t Get Hurt On Your Moving Day
Moving requires a lot of heavy lifting and hauling of furniture. On top of that, the Emotions of Moving and not knowing how to correctly lift or move items, could lead to injuries. Here are some common injuries that happen when moving, and tips on how to prevent injuries from occurring.
One of the most common injuries when moving is hurting your back. We’re not used to lifting heavy items on a daily basis, so when moving day arrives, and if lifting is not done correctly, strain is often put on the back, causing some type of back injury. To avoid any type of back injury:
Heavy lifting has been known to cause a hernia. A hernia also referred to, as inguinal hernia is increased abdominal pressure, which can also be caused by couching or sneezing. To avoid hernias:
With the knees doing a lot of work during a move, it's no wonder they can get bruised a bit. To avoid knee injury:
Hands And Feet
Another common injury is broken bones, in both the fingers and toes. There is a lot of stuff being carried, boxes to and from vehicles, the continuous opening and closing of doors. Or heavy boxes being dropped on feet. If you become tired, you might trip or twist an ankle. Hands can easily get cuts and scrapes throughout the packing and moving process. To avoid hand and feet injury:
Moving day presents a lot of physical work. There will be lifting, carrying, and the maneuvering of furniture and boxes. Muscle strain can easily occur on any part of the body. To avoid strained muscles:
When planning your move, it’s extremely important to think about, and insist that precautions are taken to prevent moving injuries. In addition to the above tips, make sure to have a first aid kit on hand, plenty of water so everyone stays hydrated, all obstacles removed for easy entry and exit, and enough breaks so people are not tiring themselves. And remember, if needed, you can always ask for help or hire a professional moving company.