Slips, Trips and Falls
Everyone has experienced a slip, trip or fall. It happens in the blink of an eye. Fall injuries are the second leading cause of accidental death each year. The injuries they cause are the leading cause for missed work days. While we all know the pain of a twisted ankle or bruised tailbone, the real question is, how can we prevent these injuries from happening? While falls can be painful and the healing process time consuming, under the right circumstances, they can also be deadly. To those who are elderly or have a weakened or slow healing time, a slip, trip or fall could result in hospital time rather than an ice pack.
So the question then becomes how to prevent these accidents from happening in the first place. The first step is to always pay attention to where you are stepping or were you will be walking. Know the route you will be taking and make sure that the path is clear. Electrical wire, uneven flooring or wet, oily spots can all cause a slip, trip or fall. Of course, wearing the proper shoe is a big part of protecting yourself. Most shoes that you can buy to do not have a durable, long lasting tread. Once the tread wears down, becoming smooth, walking on any type of surface can become dangerous. The easiest way to keep yourself safe is to start with a good pair of reliable shoes.
If you or someone you know if prone to slips, trips, or falls, come in and take a look at our shoe selection. All the shoes we sell are reliable, with durable tread and can help prevent fall related injuries. Call today for an appointment or stop by anytime Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.