As we get older our risk for fall increases. Balance issues and muscle weakness can lead to falls which could lead to ankle, hip, pelvic, and arm fractures. These fractures can be severely debilitating and can lead to chronic pain and decreased mobility. You may also be dependent on walkers and canes for the rest of your life. Many times these falls can be prevented by evaluating the stability and strength of your feet and ankles. Our physicians provide thorough fall risk examinations and provide education and solutions to help reduce your risk of fall and subsequent injury and disability. Our examination includes muscle strength evaluation, nerve testing, and gait analysis. Many times custom bracing can help reduce your chance of fall significantly.
Northern Illinois Foot and Ankle Specialists wants to keep you on your feet by decreasing your fall risk. Make an appointment today and let us evaluate your fall risk!