Fall Risk Awareness Month!

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury and the fifth leading cause for death among older individuals. As many as 50% of elderly adults will sustain a fall sometime this year.

September is Fall Risk Awareness Month, are you a fall risk?

Here are some signs that you could be at risk for a serious fall:

  1. Have you fallen in the last year?
  2. Are you taking medications that could potentially leave you feeling sleepy, lightheaded, and or confused?
  3. Do you have impaired vision?
  4. Do you have a recent history of a foot or ankle injury or possible surgery?
  5. Do you have loss of feeling and or weakness in your lower extremities?
  6. Do you have any balance issues?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions you could potentially be at risk for a fall. However, Podiatrists can conduct fall risk assessments and are uniquely positioned to help patients prevent falls.

If you think that you could be a potential fall risk, call our office today to schedule an appointment.

Our office phone number is (248)348-5300.

Author
Associated Podiatrists PC

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