Sometimes it is rather nice to get where you need to go by foot. Instead of starting up the car and driving to the destination, many enjoy walking as a way to get places, give the dog some exercise or even just to get outside and get some fresh air. For others, running is also a healthy, and enjoyable, pastime.
Fall injuries are very serious, especially for older people. Unfortunately, this is also the same population frequently treated for fall injuries. While some of these falls are simply accidents that could not be avoided, there are plenty that happen due to uneven sidewalks, missing handrails and broken or uneven steps.