Correcting an Unsteady Gait
Having an unsteady gait can make walking nearly unbearable. You might feel like you are constantly wobbling from one side to another, unable to participate in even the smallest of outings with your loved ones. While the rest of your family is off enjoying themselves and the live music at the Second Sunday at Surprise Community Park on December 14th, you may feel like it’s just too difficult. Get the help you need from Fixing Feet Institute and don’t let this problem keep you from having the time of your life.
An unsteady gait is a condition in which you are unable to walk in a normal fashion. Those who you live with this, are often uncomfortable on their feet because of feeling as though they might fall over or walk in a crooked fashion. There are many causes of this condition. Neurological problems (Parkinson’s disease), trauma (concussion), and other brain issues (cerebral palsy, stroke, or encephalitis) are all problems that can lead to the inability to walk correctly. Some of these require immediate medical attention because they are serious health emergencies.
If you have a chronic condition that leads to an unsteady gait there are steps you can take to help correct the problem. The most important thing is to identify the underlying cause. After the issue has been pinpointed, there are different approaches that can help. We may prescribe medications, such as analgesics or anti-inflammatories for sprains or strains. You may also be required to undergo physical therapy to train your muscles to work the right way. When other methods fail, there are surgical procedures that can help correct the problem. Sometimes having a walking issue simply occurs because you are getting up in years and your balance may be off. When this happens, you may simply benefit from a cane or walker.
For help in finding the specific cause of your unsteady gait, call us at (623) 584-5556 to schedule an appointment at Fixing Feet Institute in Surprise, AZ, today.
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