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By Clark Podiatry Center
May 21, 2018
Category: Foot safety
Tags: sprain  

The weather has warmed up and that means more time outdoors for you and your family. Flowers are blooming, trees are filling up with new leaves, and the grass is going to start to need some mowing. Whether it’s you or your teenager’s chore to do, it’s one that’s got to get done so that critters don’t hide in the tall grass and become a problem!

Nonetheless, before you fill up the old lawn mower and fire it up, take these safety tips into consideration:

Safety Gear:

  • Sunglasses or goggles to protect from debris. Earplugs or earphones to protect from the loud noise of the lawn mower. Hat and sunblock to protect from sunburn.
  • Closed-toed shoes made of thick material and outer soles with anti-slip grip.

Maintenance:

  • If your lawn mower is new, remember to check the operating instructions before you begin. Check for safety features and emergency shutoff options.
  • Be sure that the lawn mower is working properly or it can cause you to slip or trip.

Obstacles:

  • Do not mow the lawn when grass is wet.
  • Clear the lawn of debris, toys, branches, and of course, pets and children. Do not allow for the risk of children running out into the yard while you are mowing since you may not see or hear them.

Before you start any type of strenuous activity, such as mowing lawns, it’s a good idea to warm up and stretch, especially if you have a large lawn or will be working on hills.

NEVER let your child sit on your lap on a riding mower. Whether or not the machine is on, a lawn mower has dangerous parts that could injure a child.

Have you felt pain as you mowed the lawn? Or sustained an injury? If you need immediate attention, call 911 and get emergency medical care. If it’s a strain or sprain, come see our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Brandon Macy for an assessment. Make an appointment today at Clark Podiatry Center. You and your children will get top quality foot care at our Clark, NJ office, which serves the surrounding Union County areas. We keep you walking!



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