Slipped and Fall? know what to do?

Slip or Fall

Ouch! How can I get relieve pain and swelling after a fall?

• Apply cold packs immediately after injury to minimize swelling.
• Continue to apply for 10-20 minutes at a time, three or more times a day.
• After the first three to four days, switch to heat once the inflammation is gone.

How to Get Up from A Sudden Fall

1. Pause and take a few deep breaths. This will help you get over the shock of falling before attempting to get up.

2. Decide if you are injured. Getting up too fast or moving incorrectly can make an injury worse.

3. If you think you can get up without assistance:
    • Roll over onto your side.
    • Rest for a few moments.
    • Get up onto your hands and knees and crawl to a sturdy chair.
    • Place your hands on the chair’s seat and move one foot forward, so it is flat on the floor.
    • Keep your other knee bent.
    • From this kneeling position, slowly rise and turn your body to sit in the chair.

4. If you need assistance to get up:
    • Ask someone for help
    • If you are alone, call 911 using a phone you can reach or a medical alert necklace
    • Move into a comfortable position and wait for help to arrive

When should you seek help after a fall?

Seeking medical attention right away after a fall can reduce your risk of experiencing a long-lasting injury, chronic pain, or even death.

Symptoms of a Potential Fall Injury

Even if you suffer a minor injury in a fall, you could end up experiencing chronic pain that could keep you out of work and decrease your quality of life, not to mention potentially leaving you with costly medical bills that are compounded by an unexpected loss of income. And the longer you wait to see a doctor, the less likely you are to make a fast, full recovery from your injuries. The following are some red flags that you should seek medical attention as soon as possible, whether you hit your head in a falling accident or sustain a potential injury to another body part:

1. Severe or lingering pain
2. Headaches
3. Obvious swelling
4. Ringing in the ears
5. Bruising
6. Loss of balance
7. Dizziness
8. Back pain
9. Stomach pain

After seeing your doctor, if the doctor suggests you’re for massage or osteopath treatment. We are here to help you.

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