Hey all you FFA bloggers! Are you guys ready for the summertime? This past weekend was gorgeous; I hope many of you got to enjoy some family time outside, whether if it’s swimming, biking, or hiking! But if you have had some unsteadiness walking you must get checked out by your local podiatrist. Make sure that you are getting in to see your podiatrist for your fall risk assessment.
This fall risk assessment is something we do in the office to rate the amount of risk that you have of falling. Your unsteadiness might come from weak muscles, bones, unclear eyesight, or even your perception of the ground being altered. We take all of these risk factors and give you a score. Depending of this score you may need some anti-fall braces.
Anti-fall braces are lightweight and custom molded to fit each patient perfectly! They easily slip into your shoes and are comfortable to wear during any of your normal day-to-day activities. Anti-fall braces provide you with an equal balance of comfort and stability that you need when you are active and independent!
If you or someone you know has an unsteady gait (or walking pattern) and might be interested in discussing more about your foot and ankle health, a fall risk assessment, and anti-fall braces with me or another one of our knowledgeable podiatrists, come on into our office Frederick Foot & Ankle. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment, at either of our locations in Frederick, MD or Urbana, MD. We can set you up the proper evaluation and treatment plan to help you relieve your foot and ankle concerns; don’t hesitate visiting your local podiatrists! Don’t waste any time this season and come on in to avoid any summertime sadness.