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Watch for Winter Injuries!

December 5, 2019

Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures can lead to dangerous slip and falls.

Here are some tips to stay safe this winter:

• Walk slowly and carefully. Wear boots or other slip-resistant footwear.

• Use special care when getting in and out of vehicles.  

• Watch for slippery floors when you enter any building or home.

• Try to avoid carrying items or walking with your hands in your pockets.

• Watch out for black ice.

• Tap your foot on potentially slick areas to see if the areas are slippery.

• Walk as flat-footed as possible in very icy areas.

• Avoid uneven surfaces if possible. Avoid steps or curbs with ice on them.

• Remember: Ice and snow mean “take it slow!”

If you are hurt, our orthopaedic specialists can help. Call (860) 832-4666.