Winter-related injuries aren’t always caused by snowboarding, skiing, and other winter sports. Quite often, they’re the result of a simple activity you do every day: walking. Walking on a snowy, icy, or slushy walkway can be treacherous even when you take the precaution of wearing snow boots. Black ice, which looks just like a damp spot, can make you lose your balance and fall. Each year, many people visit orthopedic doctors because of slip and fall injuries.
Watch this video to learn more about common winter-related injuries. You’ll hear interviews from two women, both of whom have suffered orthopedic injuries as a result of walking on a sidewalk. You’ll also hear from a doctor who has seen countless people with these types of injuries.
The orthopedic doctors and surgeons at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine can help you overcome your injury with a customized treatment plan. Residents of Forest Hills and the greater NYC area are encouraged to get in touch with us by calling (718) 897-2228.