This winter I’ve treated more patients who have been injured, some rather seriously, due to slipping on ice. Sure, anyone can have bad luck and slip on a sleek surface, but you can increase your odds of staying upright if your brain and your body are communicating well with one another.
If you do fall, how you land will greatly determine if you get injured or not. I recently saw a guy who slipped on ice and landed on the back of his head. That was his first point of contact and obviously not a good one. He’s suffering symptoms of a concussion, which for many can last a year if not longer. Some people die from similar falls.
So to lessen your chance of sustaining an injury, I want to first discuss how to walk on any surface, and particularly on ice, and then what to do if you happen to fall.
Hi sock doc I picked up a injury playing football December last ended up being posterior tib which took 4 or 5 months to get the right diagnosis. I’m in my first year of triathlons I’ve since hung up the football boots. I have been doing very little running because of it but it is kinda getting better but I’d love to get to the bottom of it for good. I’m only 29 with a bad enough bunion and kinda flat foot. I’m having a really good first season at tris considering the lack of running training. Any advice would be much appreciated as I’d love to try a different approach from the usual insoles stretch rest approach I get from must I’ve paid to see
Sock Doc says
Check out the Foot and Ankle videos and posts on this site. I discuss treating the tib posterior a lot.