Foot Care to Prevent Falls
Accidental falls are one of the most damaging medical problems facing older adults today. The numbers are truly staggering.
- Approximately one third of all seniors (65+) will fall at least once this year.
- More than half of all seniors 80 and older will fall.
- Two thirds of seniors who fall will fall again within six months
- One out of five falls will produce a serious injury—broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, etc.
- Falls are responsible for more than 3 million ER visits and 800,000 hospitalizations.
- Falls are the leading cause of death from injury among seniors, with about 10,000 fatalities per year directly or indirectly associated with falls.
- One in four seniors who fracture a hip during a fall die within six months.
Although the majority of falls thankfully do not result in major injuries, it only takes one to do long-lasting damage to your health, and your quality of life.
For many seniors, that one bad fall could be the start of a significant and permanent reduction in your quality of life, mobility, and independence.
And even minor falls can leave psychological scars. The fear of falling again may keep you from exercising and doing what you love—which in turn leaves you weaker, less mobile, and less healthy overall. It also may contribute to feelings of social isolation and depression.
It’s a vicious cycle.
But severe falls are also very often preventable. And your foot specialist is an important member of your medical team who can help reduce your risk.
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