With strong and healthy bones, you can efficiently perform everyday tasks and enjoy all of life’s adventures. Although bone fractures can happen, you can take steps to minimize the risk of injury and improve your bone health.
Dr. Tulipan recommends weight-bearing exercises, a nutritious, well-balanced diet, and following safe practices when enjoying activities or tackling DIYs. He also advises watching out for dangers in your home. “Be aware of and remove items that can cause slips, trips, and falls in your home – including clutter, throw rugs, and poor lighting,” Dr. Tulipan told Health Digest.
Both physicians strongly recommend contacting a healthcare provider if you notice any signs of a fracture, like swelling, tenderness, or bruising. Remember, they’re there to help you feel better and get back to doing the things you love.
“Get help,” advised Dr. Tulipan. “Wrist injuries in particular can be subtle. Delaying or not getting treatment can cause life-limiting consequences.”