Falls can lead to many serious injuries, even death. Our Christina Gramith, DO, explained on ABC 12 News what you should do after a fall.
“… if you have any lingering pain, whether that’s headaches, joint pain, any swelling, … go see your physician,” said Gramith. “If you are over the age of 65, I recommend you go in that same day to see your doctor.”
Some tips on how you can lessen your chances of falling
- Get rid of throw rugs, laundry piles and unnecessary clutter on the floor
- Put a non-slip mat, handrail, or safety bar and bench in your shower
- Add handrails to stairways
- Wear reliable shoes
- Use a cane or walker if needed
- ‘Shuffle walk’ on ice
Dr. Gramith is a primary care doctor that also specializes in OMT. She’s taking new patients, just call 810.406.4246 to make an appointment.