Whether you’re a bodybuilder, an athlete, or a fitness beginner, dealing with slip and fall injuries is (almost) equally hard. Here’s how to speed up your recovery time.
Suffering from a slip and fall accident can take a while to recover from, depending on the severity of your injuries.
You may be understandably frustrated during your healing period because you want to get back to your normal life but you must take the time to heal properly.
Slip and fall injuries are considered whole-body injuries so be prepared for some parts of your injury to heal faster than others, like minor bruising.
How To Deal With Slip And Fall Injuries
Here are five simple tips to help your body heal after slipping and falling:
1. Make Sure You Are Properly Diagnosed
The only way your body can heal properly after slipping and falling is by making sure you get the correct diagnosis for your injuries.
The treatment for strains, sprains, and broken bones are all different and no two injuries are ever identical.
You may suspect your injuries aren’t that bad but you must let a doctor do a full examination just to make sure you receive the right instructions for healing at home.
2. Getting Enough Sleep
Sleep is a vital component of healing; your body does some of its best healing work whilst you are asleep.
Sleeping causes your body to release hormones that relax your muscles and reduce inflammation which greatly assists with the healing process.
Getting a good night’s rest will not only improve your mood and boost your memory, but it will also help your injuries heal faster.
Make sure you are getting enough sleep by consulting with a legal professional to help you if you think you may have a valid slip and fall injury claim.
3. Eat Clean
Eating a well-balanced diet while you are recovering will not only help you heal faster, it will also help your body fight infection.
Wound infection can develop at any time after injury and can occur right up until the wound has visibly healed.
You can help your body heal faster by fuelling it with the right nutrients found in a healthy diet.
4. Manage Your Symptoms
Your doctor will let you know what symptoms you can expect during your healing process and will prescribe you painkillers based on the intensity of the pain he/she feels you will likely experience.
It is wise to manage your pain on a timed schedule rather than waiting for the pain to start up again, it is just an easier way to manage pain.
Don’t over-excerpt yourself either, it is important to relax and rest during your healing process.
5. Don’t Rush Yourself
The last tip, and possibly the most important one, is to be easy on yourself.
Every injury is different and every person heals differently so just because you have a friend who healed from a similar injury in half the time, that doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with you.
Take your time to heal and don’t rush yourself or push yourself too hard. Healing takes time and unless you’re prepared to take the appropriate amount of time to heal properly, you could end up with chronic pain later in life.