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Avoid Common Injuries this Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, which means festive decorations, lots of food prepping, and fun outdoor activities - that is, once the snow arrives! While we hope for it to be the most wonderful time of the year, it’s also a time when accidents around the house can lead to serious injuries sure to deplete your good tidings and joy.

Here is our unsolicited advice for the holiday season with just a sprinkle of humor to keep your attention:

Protect those HANDS well and nice;

tis the season for burns, cuts, and slips on the ice.

  • Be sure to wear gloves when you’re throwing another log on the fire or launching a snowball at that pesky cousin who ate all the deviled eggs before you got to them.

  • Cut-proof cooking gloves make an excellent holiday gift for the chef - preferably gifted in advance of meal preparation!

  • Have your first-aid kit stocked and easy to reach in case of an emergency. Bandages, burn cream, antibiotic ointment, and digestive aids should be invited to every holiday gathering.

  • Be careful and do the penguin shuffle on ice or wet pavement! Not only can you break a wrist rather easily, more serious injuries and breaks can occur if you move too hastily.

Your NECK & BACK for one, and falls aren’t the only reason;

playing Santa and shoveling snow are common culprits this season.

  • Lifting holiday trees, red sacks of presents, boxes of decorations, or Aunt Jennifer’s ginormous luggage can all cause muscle strains that will have you wish you lifted with your legs. (But seriously, how long does she plan on staying?!)

  • We greatly enjoy the hung lights and decorations, but falls off ladders and electrical shock increase greatly this time of year. Please toast with your adult beverages while admiring your finished work, not before or during!

Speaking of ladders; we get it - the 4” heels make the outfit!

But ANKLE SPRAINS & ACHING FEET are no fun, don’t you doubt it!

  • Indulge in a little comfort over fashion and throw a sensible pair of flats in your tote to change into when you’re done snapping photos to make followers envious of your impeccable style!

  • Those preparing the feast will be on their feet all day. Anti-fatigue mats, supportive shoes or slippers, and after dinner foot rubs are all great ways to show your appreciation.

No matter how cautious one can be,

accidents happen and injuries we see.

Don’t stress, here at Southside we’ve got your back,

and hand, wrists, ankles, necks… the whole body, in fact!

Cheers to a safe and happy holiday season,

And sorry, Aunt Jen, you know we’re just teasin’!


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