The Most Common Leaf Raking Injuries — And How to Avoid Them

Leaf raking may be a hallmark of the autumn season, but it can also be surprisingly risky. From slips and falls to overuse, a variety of aches and pains can arrive as you tackle fallen leaves. Next time you head outdoors to rake leaves on a brisk fall day, take extra care to avoid these common injuries: Broken or Twisted Ankle Many leaf raking injuries can be blamed on wet leaves, which make it far too easy to slip and fall. Stumbles can also occur if you accidentally step in shallow divots covered by leaves. To reduce the risk of injury,…

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