Incontinence and Falls by Dr. Binal Dave (PT)

Why Are Falls Common in Individuals with Incontinence?

There are many reasons that falls happen more often for those dealing with incontinence.  Some individuals fall because they are rushing to the bathroom to avoid leakage.  They may lose their balance or trip over objects.

Urinary incontinence is also associated with needing to get up in the night to pee (Fisher, 2019).  Many times, individuals may fall in the night due to poor lighting, tiredness, or improper footwear like slippers or socks.

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