As the aging process continues, the risk of falling increases. Many people have fallen however, they are not aware of the risk factor. Amongst older adults, falling is the number cause for their injuries and frequent hospital visits each year. With all the various injuries and traumas that can occur, hip injuries are one of the more serious types of fall related injuries. Many elderly people develop a fear of falling which may prevent them from fulfilling their daily activities. If you become worried about falling, discuss with your doctor the best options for you. Remember, falling is an unavoidable part of life, but by taking the proper courses of action falls can be prevented.
This article is recommended by Peak Performance Physical Therapist: Robin Evans, DPT, Emory Certification Specializing in the Treatment of Vestibular and Balance Impairments.