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Dr. Jed Kwartler
104 doctors shared insights

Balance Problems (Overview)

Balance problems is a symptom in which a person has trouble staying in a steady position when sitting, standing, walking, running, etc


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Can a broken finger cause balance problems?

Can a broken finger cause balance problems?

Not directly: The broken finger itself wouldn't cause imbalance, but sometimes the treatment can. A big, bulky splint or cast can alter the way patients carry the arm, which can throw them off balance. I actually see this in my practice quite often.! ...Read more

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Dr. Jed Kwartler
104 doctors shared insights

Balance Problems (Overview)

Balance problems is a symptom in which a person has trouble staying in a steady position when sitting, standing, walking, running, etc


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What methods can help with balance problems while stretching?

What methods can help with balance problems while stretching?

Practice: Practice and strength. Also, when you have these, relaxation of the muscles to some degree will hold them in position. You may start by gently using a wall or stationary object to help. Then gradually release the pressure on it. Repeat on other side. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
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If you have cataracts, have them treated
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How can balance problems in MS be treated?

How can balance problems in MS be treated?

Several ways: The imbalance or ataxia in ms is tough to manage, but the following may work: Buspirone occas. Works, physical therapy employing gait and coordination training is useful, wrist and ankle bracelet weights can stabilize. Fundamental is to fully control the ms as potently as possible. Consider one of the newer drugs, and take supplemental vitamin d-3. Canes and walkers may be useful. ...Read more

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I have spinal stenosis, balance problems and need a cane to walk? I have fallen twice, once i broke my wrist. I am now going for physical therapy (3 times) and see no results so far. Could i go for laproscopic surgergy?

I have spinal stenosis, balance problems and need a cane to walk? I have fallen twice, once i broke my wrist.  I am now going for physical therapy (3 times) and see no results so far.  Could i go for laproscopic surgergy?

Depends: Balance problems from cervical stenosis should be adressessed by a spine surgeon before other elective procedures not as impt if lumbar stenosis depends on where the stenosis is , two falls from balance problems from lumbar stenosis dosent sound right maybe your falls are from a foot drop? If your balance issues are from cervical stenosis therapy wont help. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for a balance problem?

What are the  treatments for a balance problem?

Get an exam: There are many treatment options but it depends on what is causing the balance problem. It could be your inner ear, a muscular disorder or even your nervous system. I reccommend you see a physician in order to determine the root cause. ...Read more

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Is there cure for balance problem, tinnitus?

Is there cure for balance problem, tinnitus?

Yes: In most cases, it will right itself over time. The brain "doesn't like" the imbalance and will correct gradually it but it can take 1-2 years. If you have meniere's disease, it is a special problem because it comes and goes and does't always get better. Some medications and maneuvers performed by ear, nose and throat specialists are helpful and you should follow up with one. ...Read more

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When I am in a open place i get balance problems and i get them when I am sitting down why is this happening?

Vertigo: You may be open space phobic or open space makes your inner ear sensitive sending wrong messages to the brain about your head position in space. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
34 doctors shared insights

Clumsiness (Definition)

When our movements are not well coordinated, we are clumsy. We may drop things, run into doors, or have trouble getting projects done that require coordination of our movements. Some people are just clumsier than others. However, if someone is not usually clumsy and now starts having trouble with hand movements, walking or other movements, a visit to the ...Read more


Dr. Rabindra Kitchener
38 doctors shared insights

Poor Balance (Definition)

Poor balance is a symptom in which a person has trouble sitting, standing, or moving around because he feels dizzy, feels like he is falling to one side, has trouble coordinating his muscle movements, is under the ...Read more