How To Carry Luggage Safely – Part 1 of 3
How To Carry Luggage Safely. Carrying and lifting sad luggage during the holidays can lead to neck, wrist, back and shoulder pain and injuries unless you take apt safety precautions, an orthopedic surgeon says. In 2012, nearly 54000 luggage-related injuries occurred in the United States, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission Dec 2013. “Holiday hang around can be uniquely stressful and physically taxing, especially when transporting heavy and cumbersome luggage,” said Dr Warner Pinchback, a spokesman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
And “To assure that you arrive at your holiday destination free from pain, it’s important to know how to optimally choose, pack, carry and lift your luggage,” he added in an academy news release. The academy offers the following paraphernalia safety tips. When buying new luggage, select a sturdy, lightweight piece with wheels and a handle. Don’t overpack.