Tips for Easing the Pain of Daily Tasks

By following the three golden rules of body mechanics you can decrease joint pain, especially in the back and neck.

You may think youre doing it right, but you could be shoveling snow wrong. And this may be unnecessarily adding to painful joint problems. Many household chores can present challenges to people with arthritis or back pain. The top tasks people complain about are snow shoveling, raking leaves, vacuuming and doing laundry, says Cleveland Clinic physical therapist Jeanne Markusic, MS, PT.
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