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When the spring season is in full bloom, many of us are eager to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. Gardening is a great excuse to spend time outdoors in the splendor of nature. The garden can be a sanctuary where life’s stresses can be put aside for a while. While gardening is an enjoyable pastime, it can also place you at risk for injury, most especially to your hands. It is important to protect your hands while working in the dirt and enjoying your time in the garden. The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) and a local certified hand therapist offer the following tips to protect your hands and to prevent injuries while gardening:
Beth Little is a Physical Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist at OrthoCarolina Matthews.