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Balance Issues

Balance Issues

I am off balance most of my days any more. I contacted my doctor asking If we could do something with my medications, and she says it is just a balance issue and I should do more Physical therapy. I run two miles 4 times a week. My balance is not a problem when I am running, or doing varies strengthening exercises. Isn't this balance a PD problem? Does anyone else have such problems? If so what has your doctor done? I also have dyskinesea almost constantly now?

posted June 9, 2017
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I agree that exercises from physical therapist and other balance-oriented physical activities helps a lot. There do not seem to be any meds that will help with this, so you have to actively work on it physically yourself. No quick fixes, but working on in does make a difference.

posted June 14, 2017
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Hi to whom ever originated this question.
I bid you greetings from down under Australia.

Re -balance issues, yes balance can be a big issue if left,
unaddressed, doing the wrong thing in addressing the issue and,
expecting quick fixes when indeed there are none.

The management, and the dealing, of this confounded impostor we call,
Parkinson's Condition, is hard work.

I had a problem with falling off my bycicle when slowing down to stop.
I worked it out as being due, to the automaic system, for those with
Parkinson's, not working.

As in fact, the automatic system definately does not work, then one therefore
needs to bring, what would hve been automatic action, up to a different consiuos level.
In my case with my bike, I told myself that, whenever I slowed down to stop,
I must put my left foot down every time, in order to stop safely without falling off.
Doing this solved my problem of falling off my bike.

None of which answers the origial question, yet maybe it does,
as it proves there is a need to coupe with a non function automatic system.

For mself, I have found most definately, that my regular tia chi class has improved
my balance enormously.

With balance problems being so common , I think, feel and believe,
that one must concentrate more, and indeed better.

Multitasking should be avoided and, focuss and concentration needs
to be totally on the task in hand.

As for the falls, well I just pick myself up, and get on with it, exercising that
which is my greatest asset, which is my ability to laugh at myself.
I find that a good sware helps too. HAPPY DAYS.

MAINTAIN A WINNING POSITION.
ALIVEO / STEWART.

posted June 12, 2017
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Try a class in Rock Steady Boxing.for folks with PD. It works all of the muscles and definitely helps with balancing. See my husbands picture above with his RSB shirt on.

posted July 3, 2017
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

The same thing happens to me, but I can't run 2 miles a day. Exercise does help me the next day, but I need PT on a daily basis. My health care provider won't pay for pt.

posted June 17, 2017
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

line dancing , a 3 hour session once a week makes all the difference to my balance problems

posted June 12, 2017

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