To find out if you may be at risk for a fall or vestibular/balance disorder, answer the questions below.
Do you take medication for two or more of the following disorders: heart disease, hypertension, arthritis, anxiety, or depression?
Do you feel dizzy or unsteady if you make sudden changes in movement such as bending over, turning in bed, standing up or quickly turning?
Have you had a hip fracture or a joint replacement in your lower limb?
Do you experience numbness or loss of sensation in your legs or feet?
Do you need assistance to walk? (e.g., do you use a cane or walker?)
If you answered YES to one or more of these questions, you may be at risk!
Talk to your physician if you think you have a balance disorder. He or she can direct you to a qualified specialist at Scottsdale Healthcare’s Balance and Vestibular Center: