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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Falling Backwards

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What causes that falling backwards feeling after you take off high heels?

What causes that falling backwards feeling after you take off high heels?

Conditioning: When you wear high heels, especially for a long time, you are basically walking on your toes. When you take the heels off, your calf has to stretch out to allow your foot to lie flat on the ground. That tension on your calf, which was contracted when you were in heels, pulls at the back of the leg and thigh, thus causing the sensation that you are being pulled backwards. ...Read more

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Falling Backwards (Definition)

Falling backwards is a symptom in which a person tends to fall backwards when attempting certain activities. A sensation of falling backwards may occur in some persons, without actually falling. These symptoms may be due to problems in the brain or the balance ...Read more


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Standing still looking at phone. Felt as if I was falling backwards for about two seconds. What would cause this? Heat? BP? Dehydration? Anxiety?

Standing still looking at phone.  Felt as if I was falling backwards for about two seconds.  What would cause this?  Heat?  BP? Dehydration? Anxiety?

.: All of the reasons you have mentioned could be the cause. However, inner ear infections, medications and other medical possibilities warrant a visit to your doctor if symptoms continue or progress. ...Read more