When it comes to improving your balance and gait, many patients are quick to tell you that nothing can be done.
For many patients, this can be a costly mistake, leading to years of embarrassment, suffering, and living in fear. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and serious health problems in the U.S.
Balance problems and disorders occur when your balance system is disrupted.
But what causes the disruption?
There are a variety of different causes for difficulty balancing. Some of the most common causes for balance problems are:
- Weak muscles
- Inner ear issues (such as crystals or inflammation)
- Neurological conditions (such as migraines)
- Postural hypotension (where blood pressure suddenly drops with certain movements such as standing)
- Poor joint mobility
- Cardiovascular disease