Tips for Surviving a Broken Bone
Obviously, it is realistically very rare that people won’t ‘survive’ a broken bone, as it is not generally a fatal injury. However, survival comes down to your attitude and how well you are able to cope with what is happening as well. When it comes to coping with your broken bone, there are various hints and tips you can follow to make life a little easier, and try to enjoy life a little more before you are fully healed.
It will never be fun, trying to deal with a serious injury, but there are ways in which you can keep yourself upbeat during this time, and this has actually been proven to shorten recovery time.
- Understand that you will be tired. Don’t try to fight how tired you feel from the exertion of moving around your house. A broken bone takes a lot out of you, and trying to move around when you have a broken bone is a huge task. Understand that tiredness is normal, and leave plenty of time to rest.
- Steer clear of social networks. Although you might feel that seeing what your friends are up to on social networks will make you feel better, it will actually make you feel much worse. As you won’t have much to report of your own, steer clear until you are feeling a little more active.
- Be aware that people may react differently to you. For someone who has never been on crutches or in a wheelchair, it can be very upsetting to suddenly realise that people don’t behave normally with you. Whether people are being oddly nice to you, or ignoring you altogether, you should get a valuable insight into people as a whole.
- Elevate your injury. This helps to bring down swelling and inflammation, and will also help you to feel less pain when you are resting and sleeping.
How to Make Personal Injury Claims in Lichfield for a Broken Bone
If you have sustained a broken bone that you know was caused by someone else directly, or through the negligence of another person, you can make personal injury claims in Lichfield against them. Making personal injury claims in Lichfield will help you to pay for medical treatment, and making yourself and your home more comfortable whilst you are recovering from your injuries.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about making personal injury claims in Lichfield and whether or not you are entitled to make a claim against the other party. The helpline can then provide you with an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 6th August 2014
Author: David Brown