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Do What You Can to Plan for Emergencies

By Tom Herrin

There are many instances in which people could benefit by having a good plan for action.  One of these is what to do when they have various kinds of accidents.  One of those that seems extremely common is a turned ankle.  This may occur while outdoors but often happens in or around the home.  Anyone who has experienced this is well aware that it can be quite painful for as much as a few days.  When something such as this happens, it is best to have some device around that may be used as an aid in walking so they can keep some of their weight off of it.

Walking Assistance Devices Are Helpful

There are three basic walking assistance devices available.  The most recognizable is crutches.  They have long been used to help keep weight off of an injured part as a person moves around.  Their purpose is usually to allow a part to rest properly and avoid aggravating the injury.  Canes seem to have been associated with those who are aged, but they may be more than that.  They are a great aid for walking when a person wants to take a little weight off of a foot or leg that is beginning to heal after an injury.  Walkers are the other type of walking assistance that are used.  For those who watch much television, they most likely see many different kinds of these.

Walkers Seem to Be the New Multi-Use Aids

It seems that everywhere there are ads about walkers.  They come in all varieties.  There are some with wheels, some that enable people to stand up, and some that are very traditional.  They are generally designed to do a couple of basic things.  One is to provide a more stable way to help people who have issues with balance.  The other is to be substantial enough to bear quite a bit of weight so more of the weight may be taken off of the lower part of the body.  This may be especially helpful with hip or knee problems such as recovering from surgery.  

Walking Aids Should Be Considered When Planning Ahead

You never know when you will have some kind of injury in which you will need to temporarily get around without placing weight on some part of the body.  At home, we keep all three kinds of aids around.  What may be even more important is to survey the safety of the home on a regular basis.  Checking for cords and debris can help avoid trip hazards.  Making certain that spills are cleaned up quickly and trying to do whatever is possible to prevent them can help with slip hazards.  Either way, planning ahead is the best way to be prepared.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fort Worth, Tex.

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