Shoveling snow can be dangerous for anyone who takes on more than they can handle. Each year thousands of snow shoveling related injuries are treated at hospitals, doctors' offices and clinics. Someone shoveling snow is at risk of injuring their back, shoulders and wrists, even having a heart attack from overexertion.
There are precautions you can take to properly remove snow and stay injury free. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers the following tips for safe snow shoveling:
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