If you’ve recently experienced an injury from a slip and fall incident, you might be coping with pain that didn’t subside right away. Sure, bumps and bruises will likely go away in the days following the incident, but there could be other lasting injuries that need to be addressed. Did you know, a third of all workplace slip and fall incidents result in severe injuries? Falls can often cause sprains and fractures of various parts of the arms and legs. Hip fractures can also occur but are more commonly seen with older individuals. Shoulder dislocations and nerve injuries can happen when the sudden force of a fall causes the shoulder to absorb the blow from the fall. More serious injuries such as head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and back injuries can having dramatic and lasting effects on an individual and should be addressed immediately. The team of orthopedic doctors and other specialists at AICA Orthopedics can help diagnose and treat these injuries. Whether you’ve fallen as a result of negligence on the part of a business you were visiting or working at, or if you simply fell in the comfort of your own home, it is essential that you talk with a doctor sooner rather than later.
It is important to understand what slip and fall injuries are and how they can happen. A slip occurs when there is something slick or lacking in friction between the surfaces you are walking on and your foot (or more likely, the bottom of your shoe!) Things like spilled liquid, whether oily or not, a change in flooring, like moving from carpet to polished wood floors, or even flooring that isn’t properly secured. There are a number of combinations of instances where an individual isn’t able to get the traction they need to stay upright, and many of them will end with you sitting on the floor, scratching your head, and employing the R-I-C-E method for days to come.
Trips are just as hazardous as slips and can happen due to almost anything being in the way of the step you are attempting to take. Both slips and trips lead to falls that could be serious enough to cause pain and injury. The key piece of information you should remember as it relates to slips and trips is that they are incredibly preventable and that the injuries they cause are much more easily prevented than they are treated. When treatment is what you need, consult with the experts and specialists at AICA Orthopedics.
Slip and Fall incidents often cause orthopedic injury. Soft tissue damage like tears and strained tendons can occur in the course of a slip and fall accident. Ankles, arms, wrists, legs, and hips are common areas where fractures are seen. Hip fractures that occur in older individuals can end up proving fatal in the long term. Our doctors can treat your sprains and broken bones and even recommend surgical options if necessary. If physical therapy is also required to help rehabilitate your areas of concern following a procedure, our team of orthopedic specialists is ready and waiting to provide you with the extended care you need to begin feeling yourself again.
A slip and fall incident might leave you coping with neurological conditions. If you are experiencing side effects that include headaches, numbness in your limbs, chronic migraine, or
are having difficulty focusing for longer periods of time, you might need to consult a doctor to be certain you don’t have more pressing medical concerns that need to be treated. Victims of a slip and fall incident are at risk of suffering from head, neck, and back injuries. Sometimes, severe traumatic brain injuries can occur as a result of a fall. If you fear this might be the case for you, contact the expert team of physicians at AICA Orthopedics today. We will diagnose the source of your pain and get you on the road to recovery as quickly and as painlessly as possible.
Sudden falls and impact are prime causes for spinal misalignment and injury that causes the need for chiropractic care. Our chiropractic team can help to treat the root causes of the pain you may have experienced as you have begun to heal from your slip and fall incident.
AICA Orthopedics can help to treat many types of pain and injury that you might be experiencing as a result of a slip and fall. Any soreness you experience immediately after a slip and fall accident should be addressed soon after the fall. Ignoring slight pains can lead to more extreme issues later on that are harder to treat. Get ahead of the injury and start your recovery now by calling AICA Orthopedics right after your incident.
If you have been injured as the result of a slip or a fall, an x-ray should likely be the first step to treating your injuries. Any skeletal damage such as fractures or dislocations can be readily assessed and fixed using these images.LEARN MORE
A CT scan will help your physician to gain an idea of what your hard and soft tissue damage may be post-fall. These scans are incredibly useful in diagnosing traumatic injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, and even internal bleeding.LEARN MORE
We want to understand the source and cause of your pain and suffering. We will assess your injury using on-site state-of-the-art imaging technology. These tests and scans may include X-Rays for skeletal injuries, MRIs to see the soft tissue injuries present, and CT scans that show the cross-section composite view of the body so we can get a complete picture of what is happening. These tests are able to give our team a clear picture of the injuries you’ve sustained. Once the nature of your injury has been defined, we will create a comprehensive plan to rehabilitate and treat your body and restore you to the health you enjoyed prior to your slip and fall incident. Get in touch with the specialists at AICA Orthopedics today and we will treat your pain and injury effectively.