By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer
I was heading to work this past weekend and took a bad fall on my back stairs. Even though the snow is melting, patches are still icy and I fell hard. Luckily I know that stepping out on ice is a prelude to sitting on ice (packs). For a few hours. On and off.
When we fall on a hard surface we often end up bruised and sore. I am no exception. This weekend, I nursed my wounds with ice packs hot tea and a warm blanket wrapped around me!
Apparently I am in good company because, remember that “rapper” Vanilla Ice? He recently also took a fall on ice. Click here for the gory details!
Luckily I did not gush blood like Vanilla ice did in his fall!
Some of the articles Ice and I both should have read before I fell are below. Read them to handle falling yourself!
• Falling on Ice-Suggestions to help your save back from University of Iowa Healthcare. Click here.
• When to use heat and ice for sports injuries. A fall on ice is kind of athletic, right? Click here for details on when to use heat and ice.
• H ow to fall on ice, including instructions on how to roll. Difficult to do on stairs (rolling down stairs may have given me a concussion and fractured my skull) but good to know. Click here.