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5 Common Moving Injuries & How to Avoid Them

Your moving day will likely involve repetitive pushing, pulling, bending, and lifting. Such activities can take a toll on your body, causing serious injuries. The team at Affordable Quality Moving & Storage have listed some of the most common injuries that occur when moving, as well as the best ways to avoid them. If you are moving soon, be sure to have the right tools to prevent injuries.

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#1: Strained Back

Back pain is one of the most common injuries that occur during a move. If you don’t correctly lift heavy objects, you can strain your back or even herniate a disc. A severe back injury can have lasting repercussions, so it is vital to take extra precautions when lifting heavy objects.

Preventing Back Injuries

Know your limits when lifting and carrying heavy objects. When you lift heavy items, you should use proper lifting techniques. This includes lifting items with your legs and not your back. You should also keep your back straight and use your lower limbs to support your weight. Using a dolly, furniture sliders, and other moving tools will reduce the possibility of suffering an injury.

#2: Broken Hands, Fingers & Toes

Broken bones are not uncommon when moving, particularly your hands and feet. It is vital to take extra precaution when carrying heavy items because dropping a heavy item can cause damage to your feet.

Preventing Broken Bones

We recommend you use heavy-duty gloves when lifting items to have an extra layer of protection. Closed-toe shoes are also a must on moving day. You should reinforce the bottom of boxes to prevent items from falling through.  

#3: Cuts & Scraps

Packing and moving sharp objects like glass tables and heavy furniture can cause cuts and scrapes. You should also be cautions when packing sharp items in your kitchen, such as knifes and glassware.

Preventing Cuts & Scrapes

We recommend you wear pants and long sleeve shirts to avoid cut and scrape injuries. You should also wear gloves as much as possible, especially when you’re handling glass or mirrors.

#4: Knee Injuries

It is common for knee injuries to occur because the knees get worked up during a move due to all the heavy box lifting.

Preventing Knee Injuries

The same precautions that protect your back from injuries also protect your knees. However, we recommend that you wear knee braces and pads so that you have extra support when handling heavy objects.

#5: Muscle Injuries

Muscle injuries often occur when moving large objects and performing unusual movements. When you strain your muscles, it causes tears that can be painful. Muscle injuries often occur on calves, thighs, and foot arches.

Preventing Muscle Injuries

We recommend you do some dynamic stretching and warming up to prepar them for your physically demanding moving day.

Prevent serious injuries on your moving day and let the professional movers at Affordable Quality Moving & Storage take care of it. We have the knowledge and tools needed to pack and transport your items safely. Contact us today at (661) 622-2636 for a free estimate!

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