Peripheral neuropathy can cause you to experience problems with walking and balance. This can become pretty annoying considering you may have trouble seeing if a curb is high or low and potentially falling over your own feet. To help you out, here are some tips to improve your balance.
How to Improve Your Balance With Neuropathy
- When walking, try to keep your feet apart; think of it like you’re straddling an imaginary line.
- When you’re turning, turn your feet first, and then your body. Lift one foot at a time while keeping your feet parallel and wide apart.
- When you sit down, reach with both hands for the arms of the chair and lower yourself slowly into the chair.
- When you’re getting up from a chair, lean your nose over your toes while keeping your hands on the chair to help stabilize yourself.
- Once you’re standing, get your balance, and then start walking slowly.
- The bathroom can be hazardous if you aren’t careful. To be safe, don’t lay out any loose rugs on the floor.
- Have small night lights inside your house to help guide the way for you when it’s dark.