Tips for Recovery After Sustaining Injuries from a Fall

 Falls can cause minor injuries, but they can also lead to traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and even death. In fact, falls are one of the leading causes of death for adults over 65, with 3 million older people being treated in emergency rooms each year due to falls. It is important to seek care after a fall, as even a small tumble can signify that something is wrong. Let your doctor know about any fall or unintentional change in position from a higher level to a lower level, such as slipping out of a chair or rolling out of bed. Even if you don't feel hurt, tell your doctor, as some injuries are not immediately apparent. Recovery plans can help you heal.


If you experience pain or have trouble moving after a fall, seek emergency care immediately. Physical therapy is often recommended after a fall to help with recovery and reduce the risk of future falls. For more serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries or hip fractures, a long recovery process may be necessary. Medicare typically covers inpatient rehabilitation for about three weeks, but many people require physical therapy and help with daily activities for longer. Occupational therapy and speech therapy may also be necessary for some people.

Overcoming the fear of another fall can be a challenge for some people. Physical therapy can help regain physical confidence, and using an assistive device such as a cane or walker can help you feel steadier. Once you feel ready for post-physical therapy workouts, exercises that help build strength, balance, and flexibility can be beneficial. Tai chi, gentle yoga, or EnhanceFitness classes are good options. Remember to have patience during the recovery process.
طلحة عبد الكريم
By : طلحة عبد الكريم
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