Getting hurt has a big effect on people’s lives. All the time people are hurting their feet and ankles. Sometimes, people ignore the problem and walk on their feet which end up making the problem worse in the long run. They can miss work and it can change their lives forever.
They end up having to miss work which affects their lives greatly. This problem can be solved with the RICE Cast. From the website http://stats.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/osh/case/osch0038.pdf I found statistics about injuries causing people to miss work. In 2007, there were 1,158,870 cases of people missing work due to illnesses or injuries. Out of those cases 38.7% missed work because of sprains or strains. That means 448,380 people miss work from strains and sprains a year. That’s a lot of people who have to miss work and that really affects their lives. They have to deal with their bosses, making up what they missed, and possibly even loosing their jobs! The RICE cast could solve this problem so it doesn’t have such a big effect on people’s lives.
On http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/a/ankle_sprain/stats.htm I found that 850,000 people suffer from ankle sprains a year. These sprains affect their lives. If they have kids they have trouble getting around with them. It affects their social lives and just in general it is hard to get around. Also when these people get older the areas that they hurt will bother them. Injuries are not a short-term problem, injury spots continuously hurt people throughout their whole lives. This is why it is important to treat the injury right.