08 Oct How to Avoid Injuries – It’s Easier Than You Think
No one wants to visit the ER for spraining an ankle or make an appointment because your neck or knee area is immobile. Going through life developing as if you are walking on eggshells, is no fun. However, there are ways to avoid bodily injuries and remain pain-free.
Injuries occur in everyone alive for several reasons and most of them can be avoidable. The reason most injuries happen are as follows:
◻ Sporting event mishaps due to accidental falls, blow to the cranial area, hit on impact – rupturing ribs, spraining wrists, cracking knees, or puncture lumbar area
◻ Freak car accidents where hit on impact can cause considerable damage to any area of our body, even concussions that can later cause major pain to the affected area
◻ Weapons can shatter body parts or even cause death
◻ Overdosing on medications will cause you to blur your judgment and impair vision and other decision-making skills – in return, making you easily susceptible to physical wounds
◻ Underlying injury conditions such as a slight sprain or fracture that has been untreated – could crack effortlessly
◻ Osteoporosis (brittle bones) makes it extremely hard to avoid future disasters because as we get older our bones regenerate new bones, at a much slower rate
◻ Health issues or mental illness can cause injuries as well, due to diseases. Diagnosis of diabetes can cause blood sugar to become unstable, creating side effects that could make you more prone to bodily injury. Mental illness can make us have erratic moods and engage in too much alcohol consumption – manifesting horrific incidences.
What can I do to avoid future injuries and the use of preventative health measures — to lessen pain management protocols?
The solutions are really very simple –
Be careful and take precautions on any athletic field and always wear your protective gear. Rules are enforced for kids and adults to use helmets, chest protectors, eyewear, shin and knee guards as well as catchers gear and cups!
Avoid excessive amounts of alcohol to lessen the amount of dangerous activities you might partake in while under the influence. It is also highly recommended to avoid drug use for the same reasons.
Drive safely and pay attention when you are operating a vehicle. It is never too late to become a safer driver, wear your seat belt and never drive under the influence of any mind-altering substance.
Don’t purchase or play with firearms – the best way to not get injured by one – is to not own one. It is highly unlikely you will get randomly shot and as a result – have an internal injury.
Increase calcium and vitamin D supplementation to avoid osteoporosis (weak bones) especially in older adults/elderly. When your bones are strong – they have a less likely to get damaged and break.
If for any reason you should need pain management, in the future, our compassionate staff at Novocur are here to help. You are not just a number to us, we want to build a lasting relationship, for years to come.
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“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver” – Mahatma Gandhi