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Treating Instability and Preventing Fall-Related Injuries

Falls are among the most common sources of injury among older adults. At Austin Foot and Ankle, the foot specialists are dedicated to preventing falls and fall-related injuries by helping patients with a variety of instabilities. Many patients believe that instability and lack of coordination are tied in with age, but this isn't always the case. There are many conditions that can affect a patient's stability and coordination:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Drop Foot
  • Cerebral Palsy, and other types of neurological diseases which can affect the way that you walk and your balance 

Although age and instability issues are a problem, Drs. Thomajan and John are equipped to be able to help you with your instability and coordination issues. They have incorporated different types of braces and devices that can be used to be able to help create better stability and coordination. Their close partnership with Three Lakes Physical Therapy and Wellness Center allows them to be able to work with you on your coordination strength. If you or a loved one are having issues with instability, lack of balance, or coordination, please contact Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists today.

Dr. Shine John, DPM, FACFAS
Podiatric Physician, Surgeon, Specialist at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists