Balance problems increase with age. Numerous issues can affect your ability to walk steadily, including, but not limited to, neurological conditions, arthritis or other joint problems, weak muscles or tendons and nerve damage (neuropathy). Everyone may trip or fall from time to time but, if you’re older, a trip or fall could be very serious.
Your balance issues will be evaluated and signs of any underlying diseases considered. If we suspect that an underlying condition may be causing your balance problems, a referral to another specialist would be instigated. Your footwear will also be evaluated and a programme of strengthening and stretching exercises may be recommended that you can perform at home. Exercise programmes have been shown to significantly reduce the rate of falls in older people.
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