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What Causes Instability When Walking?

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Fall prevention starts with feetIf you have instability issues when walking, there are a variety of root causes that might be producing your difficulties. Abnormal gait, the pattern of how you walk, can happen as a result of genetics, disease, trauma, or infection. Specific diseases that lead to instable walking include osteoarthritis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS, and Lyme diseases.

A major concern with an unstable gait is ensuring that you do not end up on the ground. Fall prevention measures will depend on your particular situation and may entail physical therapy, leg braces, orthotics, or use of a walker or cane.

Given the array of potential causes for instability when walking, it is essential that you come in to Dallas Podiatry Works to receive an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Joel W. Brook or Dr. David R. Northcutt will determine what is causing your condition and then work with you to create an effective treatment plan so you can be as mobile as possible. Call us toll free at (888) 716-5283 to set up an appointment at either our Dallas or Plano, TX, locations today!

Dr. Joel W. Brook
Dr. Joel Brook is a board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Dallas Podiatry Works in TX.