Experiencing a slip and fall accident can mean suffering devastating injuries which can take weeks, months, or even years to heal. Depending on the extent of your impairments, you may be restricted to a bed and have to go through various treatments and rehabilitative therapy to recover. While the process will take time, there are steps you can take to support your recuperation from your slip and fall injury.
Take it Slowly
Having limited mobility can be frustrating, and when you start to feel better, it can seem harmless to resume some of your regular activities. You may also think that you no longer need to wear uncomfortable protective gear such as a knee or back brace. It is critical that you listen to the advice of your treating physician and other medical professionals. While your condition may be improving, if you are hasty in going back to your normal routine or stop using assistive items prematurely you could end up making your injuries worse. Follow your medical care provider's instructions and give your body the time it needs to heal.
Make Sound Nutritional Choices
When your body has been through the trauma of a slip and fall injury, it will have to work hard to heal. One of the best things you can do to support this process is to give it nourishing and healthy foods. When you feed yourself whole, rather than processed, foods and limit your sugar and salt intake, you are giving your body what the nutrients it needs to achieve optimum recovery.
Connect with Loved Ones
When you have been seriously injured from a fall, you are probably going to need help with caring for yourself and keeping your home clean. You may need to ask your loved ones to help. Additionally, recovering from this type of injury can mean spending days at home alone. Over time, being on your own too much can feel isolating and lonely. Make sure to schedule time for friends or family to come by to visit.
Taking care of yourself after a slip and fall accident is critical, and it is equally important that you have what you need for your support while you recover. If you have slipped and fallen due to someone else’s negligence, please contact us to schedule a free consultation. We are here to help you get the compensation you need to achieve wellness. We invite you to learn more about our firm here.