Lifting – or trying to lift – heavy objects is a major cause of trouble in the joints of your spine, hips and knees. Follow these tips to help protect your joints.

  1. There is no acceptable definition of heavy. Any load can damage your joints if you lift in the wrong way. Always lift carefully and always think before lifting.
  2. Whenever possible work out a way to minimise the effort required. If there is a mechanical hoist available – use it. If you can use a trolley or barrow then use one. Unload cupboards and take heavy furniture apart whenever possible. If there is…


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Source: Dr Vernon Coleman - MB ChB DSc Read the original article here: