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Your Recent Injury From a Fall May Also be Known as:
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Top 3 Recent Injury From a Fall Causes

  1. 1.Foot Sprain

    The bones of the ankle and foot are held together by ligaments, which are bands of tough tissue. A sprain is a type of injury where one or more of the ligaments is stretched too far, causing tiny fibers in the ligaments to tear. In most cases, the ligament does not tear completely.

    You should go to a retail clinic to have the foot sprain evaluated. Most often, minor sprains can be treated by resting the foot, elevating it while sitting or laying down, and applying an ice pack or heat. Over-the-counter pain medication can help as well.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one foot, limping, foot injury, warm red foot swelling, swelling of one foot
    Symptoms that always occur with foot sprain:
    pain in one foot, foot injury
    Symptoms that never occur with foot sprain:
    recent cutting accident
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit

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  2. 2.Eye - Socket (Orbital) Fracture

    The middle part of the face or around the eye is fragile. A strong force hitting the area can cause a fracture, which can often hurt the surrounding soft tissue, making it an emergency to diagnose and treat.

    You should go to the ER immediately by car. There, a careful exam by the doctor and imaging (typically CT) can confirm the diagnosis. Treatment involves setting the fractured area to avoid further injury. You will possibly need surgery and antibiotics. You should NOT blow your nose, which would possibly worsen the injury.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    eye pain from an injury, recent eye injury, swelling of the eye area, bruised eye, eye numbness
    Symptoms that always occur with eye-socket (orbital) fracture:
    eye pain from an injury, recent eye injury
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  3. 3.Subdural Hematoma

    A subdural hematoma (SDH) is a clot of blood between the surface of the brain and the dura mater, the brain’s tough outer covering. This is typically due to the stretching and tearing of veins on the brain’s surface. These veins rupture when a head injury suddenly jolts or shakes the brain.

    You should go to the ER immediately. This can be a life-threatening condition.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    headache, being severely ill, new headache, vision changes, feeling confused and not making sense while talking
    Symptoms that always occur with subdural hematoma:
    head injury, being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Recent Injury From a Fall

  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Was your fall:
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?

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Recent Injury From a Fall Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced recent injury from a fall have also experienced:

    • 5% Fatigue
    • 4% Difficulty With Coordination
    • 3% Dizziness

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