Reducing your fall risk (or the risk of a loved one) can be as easy as taking a few simple steps to improve one’s environment. Look around the home carefully and eliminate potential tripping or slipping hazards you may find. This can include power cords, throw rugs, plants, boxes piling up in hallways, and shoes in front of the door. Railings, bars, and no-slip mats installed in the bathroom and stairwells can prove to be a big help in maintaining stability in riskier areas. Improving lighting in high-traffic areas and installing night lights can also reduce the risk of falling over unseen obstacles and improve the general confidence of someone traversing when it’s dark.
Another great way to reduce fall risk? Talk to us about getting fit for a balance brace. These sleek devices fit under your shoes and clothes and help keep you on your feet.
For more help with reducing fall risks, please call us at Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona. You can reach our metro Phoenix area offices at (480) 963-9000 for Chandler or (480) 981-1800 for Gilbert.