There are several treatments for unsteady gait issues. Each depends on the source of the unsteady gait. Since the problem could be the result of an injury to the bones, joints, muscles, connective tissues, nerves, or blood vessels in the lower limbs, any treatment needs to address the specific cause. This often improves the walking difficulty.
Physical therapy is usually the most helpful for strengthening walking. This includes building limb stability, resting properly, and taking the time you need to get around. Wearing the right shoes or orthotics—and occasionally even braces—can help support the lower limbs and make walking easier. Sometimes medication can relax muscles, improve circulation, and treat other issues. Depending on the source of your gait problem, you may need additional walking assistance, like a cane, to keep your balance. Let Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona in Gilbert and Chandler help you stay mobile. Make an appointment with us today. You can use the website, call, or fax to reach us: call (480) 963-9000 or fax (480) 963-0375 for Chandler; or, call (480) 981-1800 or fax (480) 981-0229 for Gilbert.