Dr. Li’s Health Tip

Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Li will provide a monthly health tip which you can read up on below. For more information on Dr. Lawrence Li and his practice, click the link HERE

Health Tip #1 

Health Tip to protect against falls on the ice. 

Slipping on ice is common this time of year, and can lead to wrist and elbow injuries from trying to catch ourselves, as well as knee and ankle injuries from twisting.  Here are some things that you can do to avoid injuries. 

1. Wear shoes or boots that has soles which provide traction. 

2. Sprinkle salt or sand on the driveway and sidewalks. 

3. Walk flatfooted like a penguin to widen your base and keep your center of gravity forward.  Use your arms to balance and focus on where you are walking. 

If you do get hurt, call Dr. Li, and his office will try their best to get you in right away.  Referrals are not necessary. 

Health Tip #2

It’s easy to hurt your shoulder stretching for something, reaching high or behind you. Here are some tips to avoid shoulder problems.

  1. Try to minimize the time you work with your arms above your shoulder or over your head.

  2. Use a stool so you stand taller, and don’t have to raise your arms as much.

  3. Carry and lift objects close to your body, instead of having your arms stretched out. This lessens the strain on your shoulders.

  4. Stretch and exercise your shoulders and arms on a daily basis to keep them healthy.

If you hurt your shoulder, call Dr. Li, and his office will try their best to get you in right away. Referrals are not necessary