Several factors can contribute to a reduction in balance.
The most common is simply that balance tends to decline with age, especially among the elderly. While this is to an extent a natural and partially irreversible phenomenon, the truth is that people can retain a strong sense of balance and firm gait well into their senior years as long as they’re staying healthy and active and regularly perform balance training exercises. If foot pain is preventing you from being as active as you want, give us a call and let us help.
Injury can also lead to balance loss. Multiple ankle sprains, particularly those where proper time and correct medical attention are not administered, can result in chronic weakening of the ligaments that support the joint. You may feel wobbly on your feet or find the outside of your ankle frequently giving way.
Regardless of what’s causing your loss of balance, the good news is that you can find help. Set an appointment with Dr. Harvey Danciger for a thorough examination, diagnosis, and treatment of any conditions that may be contributing to your balance loss. You can request an appointment online, or give us a call at 760-568-0108 to schedule at our Palm Desert, CA office.