How To Lower Your Risks of Falling

Tips on How to lower your risks of falling

Hi my favorite readers! While recuperating, and preparing, for a total knee replacement it is important to prepare your living area to help avoid falls. Here are some helpful tips on how to lower your risks of falling. They apply for everyone, not just a total knee replacement person.

This is also an excerpt from my ebook titled…”Preparing for a Total Knee Replacement”.

* Remove all loose rugs that do not have a nonstick backing. If possible, duct tape the rugs to the floor – if desired.

* Remove all loose rugs, period. Sometimes, depending on your balance, crutches and walkers will have a hard time getting around the edges of loose rugs.

* Remove all cords from the floor. If you don’t remove them, make certain that you can maneuver around them without causing any distress.

I have known people who didn’t look down while walking and tripped over cords that easily could have been avoided had they watching where they were walking. 

* Be careful and aware of your surroundings. It is crucial for fall prevention.

* Watch out for small animals. They have a tendency to run under your feet quickly and without warning.

* I recommend not having any small animals (considered hazards) around for the first week after surgery. Do your part in fall prevention and total knee replacement instances.

* Don’t reach for anything above your head.  It is too easy to lose your balance this way.

* Don’t drink alcohol. If you simply must have it, consume minimal amounts. This is common sense, but it does affect one’s balance.

* Don’t lean to either side while on your crutches or walker. Keep your body weight evenly positioned. Remember to keep a square, safe reach area around you. Again, you will lose your balance too easily if you don’t.

It is easy to avoid falling while recuperating from a total knee replacement if you prepare both yourself and home beforehand. Be successful by using these how to tips. All are tried and true.

Hope this helps others going through the same thing.

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.

This site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.

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