Deadly Dry Scoop Trend Alerts Doctors

Doctors are now being alerted to a dangerous, new trend among young people: dry scooping. The problem is that the motion of dry scooping can cause severe neck and upper back pain. Doctors warn that this may lead to serious injury if not monitored closely. In recent years, doctors have been seeing more cases where patients exhibit discomfort from dry scoops, which they say is because it’s become popularized by social media influencers as an exercise routine for weight loss or toning up.

Dry scooping is as simple as it sounds a person scoops dry things with their hand. Dry scooping requires the use of the arms and back muscles for prolonged periods of time, which stretches and puts pressure on the cervical spine, according to a study conducted by Dr. Martin Atherton of Heston Clinic in West London.

There’s nothing wrong with dry scooping, as long as it is done in moderation and one rests after each set Dr. Atherton

For those who want to try this at home, there are a few important things to remember always use your abs for stability, control the descent of your arm down into the jar and ensure you do not fatigue.

Dry scooping is a new and dangerous trend, popularized by social media influencers, that can cause severe neck and upper back pain. Doctors warn this may lead to serious injury if it isn’t monitored closely. In recent years, doctors have been seeing more cases where patients exhibit discomfort from dry scoops, which they say is because it has become popularized by social media influencers as an exercise routine for weight loss or toning up.

Dry scooping is as simple as it sounds a person scoops dry things with their hand. Dry scooping requires the use of the arm and back muscles for prolonged periods of time, which stretches and puts pressure on the cervical spine, according to a study conducted by Dr. Martin Atherton of Heston Clinic in West London.

There’s nothing wrong with dry scooping, as long as it is done in moderation and one rests after each set Dr. Atherton

For those who want to try this at home, there are a few important things to remember always use your abs for stability, control the descent of your arm down into the jar and ensure you do not fatigue.