Living in New York is not without its perks, but it does come with at least one major disadvantage: The inevitable need to shovel snow. If you’re rehabbing a sports injury or you are otherwise in poor health, consider hiring someone to relocate your snow for you. Otherwise, you can minimize the risk of wrist injuries and other orthopedic problems by choosing an ergonomic snow shovel.

Watch this video for a quick review of the most common types of snow shovels. The standard snow shovel is quite versatile, but you should look for one that features a D-shaped, padded grip. It’s also helpful to have a large scoop shovel on hand for wet, heavy snow and a wheeled, push-type shovel for light accumulations of fluffy snow.

If you sustain orthopedic injuries in Queens this winter, don’t hesitate to schedule an evaluation with an orthopedist. Request an appointment at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine today by calling (347) 537-2404.

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