Many injuries caused from slipping on ice are:
- Back, neck and shoulder injuries
- Muscle strains
Concussions can arise even if your head has not made contact with anything. A quick and sudden change in direction can be enough to cause concussion symptoms to flare up. Concussions present symptoms differently in individuals, but listed below are a few of the main symptoms to keep watch for:
- Headache/pressure in the head
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Dizziness/ Balance problems
- Sensitivity to Light or Noise
- Double/blurry vision
- Feeling sluggish or Hazy
- Feeling more emotional, irritable, sad nervous or anxious
If you don’t feel right after a fall, whether it be muscle soreness, constant headaches, difficulty remembering or a deep ache that persists after bruising something, ensure you let someone know what happened and follow up with the correct practitioner.
Tips to prevent slipping:
Allow more travel time (driving & walking). Go at a slower pace.
While walking, bend knees slightly and take shorter steps.
Check surrounding before getting out of a vehicle, grip onto something until proper footing is achieved
Wear proper footwear with good grip/traction or wear spikes
Avoid carrying heavy, awkward items on ice