It’s December, and the holidays are here! It’s the time when many people are pulling out ladders, hefting boxes of ornaments and braving cold weather perils all in the spirit of decorating for the holiday season. But no matter what holiday you’re celebrating, it won’t be filled with joy if you are injured and in pain! If you do end up with a “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”-caliber decorating mishap, Doctors Express Urgent Care Indianapolis can help.

We treat many of the same injuries — broken bones, sprains and deep lacerations — as they do in the emergency room. And the best gift of all? No long waits for treatment! When you have a broken bone, that extra time can mean the difference between pain and relief.

Here are a few tips to avoid some painful injuries this holiday season:

  • Keep ladders on level ground, clear debris (and keep kids away) from the area, and when hoisting decorations on the roof, extend the ladder three feet beyond the edge of the roof.
  • Don’t string light cords in hallways or other areas where people walk.
  • Wear proper footwear when walking on slippery surfaces, and take slow steps.

Get more tips here!

While we want your holidays to be filled with cheer, Doctors Express Urgent Care Indianapolis is here if you need us!