Coastal Home Rehab

Difficulty Walking / Balance Issues

Difficulty Walking / Balance Issues

If you are experiencing balance issues or facing difficulty walking, you are not alone. In fact, around 30% of the people over the age of 65 in the United States find it difficult to walk 3 blocks or climb a flight of stairs. In addition, 20% of the people use mobility aids.

Walking and balance issues can cause you to:

  • Walk with your neck and head bent over
  • Have jerky and irregular movements while walking
  • Take smaller steps
  • Drag or shuffle your feet
  • Walk stiffly or slowly
  • Waddle

Common Causes of Balance and Walking Problems

Such difficulty in walking and balance issues can be caused by:

  • Arthritis
  • Leg injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Infections that damage tissues in the legs
  • Shin splints
  • Tendonitis (inflammation of the tendons)

How Physical Therapy Helps

Physical therapy is one of the most effective ways to treat walking and balance issues. Unlike surgery, you do not need to bear the pain of going under the knife or go through a prolonged recovery process.

Physical therapy aims at improving the function of the bones, joints, tendons and ligaments. For this, exercises are used to improve flexibility and movement. Physical therapists at Coastal Home Rehab also suggest exercises to strengthen your supporting muscles. If your muscles are weak, your joints would come under excessive stress.

In addition, we also recommend exercises to improve your mind-muscle coordination, as well as coordination between different parts of the body. The therapist might also use aids to support your muscles and joints till they are stronger.

When you choose Coastal Home Rehab, you can be assured of the best physical therapy for walking difficulty and balance issues, tailored to your needs by our team highly qualified and experienced therapists.

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