Local orthopaedic team says to seek medical attention for new, snow-related injuries
FAIRFIELD, Ohio (WKRC) - Snowy weather will impact driving on the roads, but it will also impact what's under your feet. Local doctors have some advice about treating outdoor injuries.
When it comes to snowy weather, avoiding injuries means extra caution with every step, but Dr. Todd Grime, who runs the after-hours Urgent Bone Care Clinic at OrthoCincy says whether you slip and fall and injure your ankle, your knee or your back, they'll be there for you.
Dr. David Lustenburger says rest, ice and over-the-counter medications often work for just a slight strain or sprain. He says non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen are good, first-line treatments for inflammation if it's something minor, but he says significant pain and dysfunction should be evaluated.
Not getting proper initial treatment for injuries can lead to future complications.