Weather related injuries

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - We've had all types of weather lately and sometimes unpredictable weather can lead to injuries.

Dr. Lauren Goode is often treating such injuries.

These can include back muscle strains, joint injuries from slipping and falling on ice; including ankle, knee and wrist injuries.

Make sure walkways are clear and don't shovel more snow than you can handle. Also, avoid walking on ice.

Most injuries can be treated at home. If the swelling and pain don't subside, seek medical attention.

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