Worcester: Back Pain & Difficulty Walking

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Problems with walking increase as we age and are a leading cause of falls and disability in older adults. At least 20% of adults over 65 have problems with walking.This further increases to 50% in adults 85 years old and older. Mostoftheseproblemswithwalkingareassociatedwithunderlyingdiseases. 9 Things That Stifle Your Stride Problems with walking are not a direct consequence of getting older. Rather, theyaretheeffectsofotherconditionsthatbecomemorecommonandsevere with age. Common risk factors for severe problems with walking include advanced age (older than 85) and multiple chronic disease conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, dementia, stroke, hip fracture or cancer. Common conditions that contribute to walking problems include some of the following: 1. Back pain 2. Joint pain and arthritis 3. Diseases of the muscles or bones 4. Poor fitness 5. Problems after orthopedic surgery or stroke 6. Low blood pressure and heart disease 7. Parkinson’s disease 8. Vision or balance problems 9. Fear of falling worcpt.com

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Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

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Helps With Balance

TANDEM STANCE Stand with one foot directly in front of the other so that the toes of one foot touch the heel of the other. Maintain your bal- ance. Alternate feet and repeat 5 times.

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