May is National Osteoporosis Month, and we’d like to take this opportunity to talk about an issue that is all too important for people with osteoporosis: fall prevention.
According to WebMD, falls can be a painful source of fracture. Straining, bending and lifting in general can cause fractures or even worse, broken bones. It’s hard to know when a fracture might occur. That’s why it’s important to take action in the areas of prevention that are actually within your control. These products can help make your daily living at home fall-safe.
Don’t fall prey to slippery floors
Posey Fall Management Socks
Posey Fall Management Socks can be used if you want to walk without shoes in your, even if it’s just for short distances. The rubber tread on the bottom of these socks prevents the risk of slipping and sliding that can so often lead to falls. These socks also come in size large.
Kick your furniture up a notch
Another simple adaptation is to put furniture risers under your home furniture. Our Furniture Risers have a deep center compression on top, a non-skid bottom and a ribbed cage structure to securely and stably hold many different kinds off furniture. It’s especially useful for putting under chairs. Just three or four inches of height can go a long way and mean the difference between falling or staying upright when trying to stand.
Avoid bending over
Also avoid strains in other areas of daily living with the FeatherLite Reacher. According to sarameekspt.com, osteoporosis fractures often occur during bending over for house chores, such as making up the bed. The FeatherLite Reacher can be used for straightening out the blanket on your bed instead of reaching across the bed. There are many creative uses for this product.
Make bed rails safer
Posey Deluxe Guard Rail Pads
Bed guard rails can also help prevent falls. Not only will they prevent you from rolling out of bed, but they can also assist while standing up from the bed. Our Posey Deluxe Guard Rail Pads cover bed rails via Velcro-like straps. They make the bed rails softer and more comfortable, especially if you happen to bump into them while rolling in bed.
Keep up to date
100 Questions & Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
Finally, stay educated during Osteoporosis Month with our special book, 100 Questions & Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia. Dr. Cedric X. Bryant of the Educational Services American Council on Exercise says of the book:
“This book is a comprehensive and up-to-date resource for individuals seeking credible, scientifically accurate information on osteoporosis. It’s a very readable and easy-to-understand guide to the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, and belongs in every home library.”
Prevent falls and stay educated if you are affected by osteoporosis. The best treatment is prevention, and it’s never too late to start!
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