Parenting Pain Is More Prevalent Thank You Might Think, Study Finds

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Parenting can be one of the greatest joys in life, but it’s no secret that it can also be incredibly hard. Other than the mental toll it can take thanks to the constant stress and worry, one study is now finding that it also takes a physical toll on many parents.

New research commissioned by Wahl, a company that makes at-home therapeutic massagers, surveyed 1,047 parents in May 2020 with kids ranging from newborn to 17 years old. The survey found that 65 percent of respondents said they experienced pain related to parenting, with nearly half stating they felt this pain on a weekly or daily basis.

The survey found the top cause of pain for parents of children up to 5 years old to be lifting and carrying baby gear, such as strollers and car seats. As the kids grew older, the leading cause for pain stemmed from activities like playing with their kids. The survey found that the age and…

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