Over 60s

Falls are the most common type of accident suffered by the over 65’s and an estimated 30% of older people in the community will fall every year. Bruises occur more frequently ‎in older people because their skin becomes thinner with age and the tissues that support the underlying blood vessels become more fragile. Bruising caused by falls can bring discomfort, as well as being unsightly, but fortunately Arnicare Arnica Cream can provide relief.

Arnicare Arnica Cream is a natural first aid application for bruises. It's effective for all types of bruises resulting from injuries, knocks and falls. It contains Arnica prepard from the alpine plant Arnica montana, a topical herbal remedy traditionally used in the symptomatic treatment of bruises.

There are many practical ways to help prevent falls such as improving balance and ‎strength through exercise, ensuring your home is safe from hazards, that feet are kept in good health and eyesight is checked regularly.  However, if you do take a tumble and suffer from bruising here are some tips from Arnicare:

  • Try to keep yourself calm and try not to panic

  • The bruised area should be raised if possible and supported in a comfortable position

  • Put something cold on the bruised area, such as a bag of peas wrapped in a tea towel

  • Apply Arnicare Arnica Cream liberally to the affected area

Be responsible; if you are concerned about bruising always visit your GP for their advice.

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