The Doctor is In
CINCINNATI - You love to garden. You have the greenest thumb in your neighborhood. In this week's "The Doctor Is In," Dr. Michelle Andrews offers advice about digging into gardening without breaking your back--or hurting any other body parts.
Believe it or not thousands of gardeners hurt themselves each year. The Consumer Product Safety Commission puts the number about 400,000 people. Most of these injuries are related to lawn mower accidents, but there are plenty of other ways to hurt yourself.
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Consider this your visual checklist for avoiding injuries in the garden. (Photo by Mark Bowen)
CINCINNATI - Sore knees? Shoulder pain? An aching back? You may reap what you sow if you don't take precautions as you gear up for gardening this spring and summer.
Believe it or not thousands of gardeners hurt themselves each year. The Consumer Product Safety Commission puts the number about 400,000 people . Most of these injuries are related to lawn mower accidents, but there are plenty of other ways to hurt yourself.
Dr. Michelle Andrews is an orthopaedic surgeon for Mercy Health – Cincinnati SportsMedicine & Orthopaedic Center (CSMOC) .
More about Dr. Andrews
Dr. Andrews is accepting new patients. You can reach via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (513) 347-9999.
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