The sports medicine team at Desert Orthopaedic Center sees multitudes of minor and serious hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow injuries from home improvement projects and even crafts every year. They believe that this year, the risk may be higher with more people taking on projects while they spend more time at home during COVID-19. Together, they have created a list of guidelines to help keep area residents safe while completing projects.
Be sure to follow the safety tips listed below to help avoid injuries when taking on a project.
Patients who have sustained an injury while working with tools or doing heavy lifting and feel any numbness, pain, or have loss of movement in their arm or other extremities are encouraged to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
You can be safely seen for your arm and shoulder injuries by one of our elbow or shoulder experts when you need it. Call (702) 731-4088 or request an appointment online.