Beware of slip and fall injuries! All this snow and ice we have been having during this historically cold and wet January has been a wonder to witness and great for children to play in. But this comes at an increased risk of slipping and falling; don’t underestimate the injuries that can occur when you hit the ground, especially as you age.
If spending time outside, we suggest wearing appropriate footwear, along with clothing. If possible, wear your shoes with the best traction, ideally snowshoes (I’m sure these are absent for most of us who don’t spend a lot of time in the snow) or boots with large treads or spikes. Avoid wearing any type of running or athletic shoe because of the material they are made with, your feet will get wet and could lead to you getting sick or worse.
Besides taking some embarrassment and a hit to our pride, more injuries can occur from falling. After falling you may experience spine, hip, forearm, leg, ankle, pelvis, upper arm, and hand injuries.
If you aren’t feeling pain but you feel a bit off sometime after the fall, you should still see a chiropractor to get checked out. You may not have fractured or broken anything but your body may have gotten misaligned and may need a manual adjustment to get realigned.
If you have any questions or need to be seen please contact us today.