This time of year brings on a lot of slip and fall accidents. As painful and stressful as these may be, Advanced Rehablitation has the tools to help your recovery get on the right track fast. As with most injury inducing accidents, the best advice anyone can give you for what to do after a slip and fall accident will be to seek medical attention. For mild to severe injuries resulting from a fall, no one will be able to evaluate your injuries or recommend treatment as accurately as your doctor.
A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere, at any time. Anything from an actual slip to tripping over an obstacle, stumbling over misaligned sidewalk, or stepping into a hole or crack and falling can be considered a slip and fall. And with the winter soon approaching, many slip and fall accidents occur on icy sidewalks, roadways, and parking lots.
Common slip and fall injuries include contusions and bruises, sprains, and fractures, breaks, and cracks. Other common injuries include broken or sprained ankles, arms, wrists, and hands. In the case of bruises and contusions, home treatment is often sufficient, consisting of rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Sprains may require a brace or splint to aid in immobilization. In the worst injuries, surgery may be required. Doctors largely recommend physical therapy or chiropractic treatment for most cases of slip and fall injuries. If you happened to suffer any of these injuries and a doctor does recommend physical therapy, let the knowledgeable staff at Advanced Rehabilitation evaluate and make a personal plan for you.