Do you fall or stumble frequently during walking? Do you feel unsteady on your feet or have weakness in your ankles and feet? Are you afraid of falling? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a balance problem whether it’s from arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, or aging. Studies indicate that even for those who have decreased muscle strength or suffer from conditions like dizziness, maintaining good balance can help reduce the risk of falling by up to 60%. One easy way to achieve this is through the use of Moore Balance Braces.
What is it?
Moore Balance Braces are custom made ankle foot orthotics that provide stability and support and help prevent falls by minimizing abnormal ankle movements. It is a lightweight brace that patients can easily place in their footwear, and provides shock absorption and arch support. Not only does it prevent excessive swaying that could cause imbalance, but it also helps with foot clearance to reduce tripping that could lead to falls.
Who can it help?
With over 14 million people over the age of 65 experiencing falls each year, and fall-related injuries being the leading cause of accidental deaths, helping those at risk through increased balance is an important step for fall prevention. Moore Balance Braces are a simple and effective way to maximize balance for any person experiencing numbness, foot or ankle weakness, dizziness, arthritis, or those needing walking assistance.
No matter what the reason is for needing help with balance, it is important to consult with an experienced, board-certified foot care specialist to determine the source of your imbalance and your risk for falling. Dr. Russell Samofal at Podiatry Center of New Jersey is skilled in all areas of foot and ankle problems, including arthritis, neuropathy, sports injuries, and any other condition that may contribute to your balance problem. Our office is conveniently located in Wayne, NJ and services the surrounding towns of Pompton Lakes, Franklin Lakes and Fair Lawn. Please visit our website for a full list of services and call (973) 925-4111 to schedule an appointment!