Taking a brisk walk is one of the most pleasurable and healthy activities we can engage in. Walking has become increasingly popular in the past several years, with about 150 million people in the U.S. counting it as a regular part of their fitness routine. Unfortunately, the conditions aren’t always perfect, especially as the cold weather arrives. In fact, nearly 1 million people are injured every year due to falls on ice or snow — some seriously and even fatally.
Our friendly doctor of podiatry at Kirkland Office wants our patients to keep moving with confidence in the winter, but to do so safely. We would much prefer that you stay on your feet, then have you require treatment for a foot, ankle or leg injury suffered because of a fall on a slippery surface.
Here are some tips to help you avoid taking a dangerous fall this winter:
At Kirkland Office, our podiatrist values the health and safety of our patients. We know there are few things more important — or pleasurable — than our ability to walk comfortably. Please contact our office for more information or to schedule a visit!