Cleaning is never a fun task and is even less so when you are suffering from an injury. There are modifications that you can do to your cleaning routine that can prevent an injury from occurring and reduce the risk for flare-ups of pre-existing injuries. A general guideline to follow is to spread out the house cleaning over a few days. It not only saves you the grief of re-aggravating an injury but it allows you to put all your focus into one room at a time. You will do a much better job of cleaning the area if you’re not rushed. Another general rule is to alternate your tasks. For example, sweep the floor first then do the dishes to give your back a rest and then mop the floor. This method avoids repetitive tasks and gives your muscles a chance to relax.