Here are some risk factors that may put you at risk for falls:
– foot pain
– peripheral neuropathy
– limited range of motion of the ankle
– weak leg muscles, particularly the anterior compartment
– barefoot walking
– improper shoes like high heels or house slippers
These are just a few of the things that can put you at a higher risk for falls, especially in the older population. Dr. Tea Nguyen can perform a risk assessment, recommend changes and offer solutions to decrease your fall risk.
Make your next foot and ankle appointment with us 831-288-3400.