Sudden Leg Weakness in Older Adults

Sudden Leg Weakness in Older Adults

Several conditions can cause sudden leg weakness in the elderly, including a stroke, spinal cord injury, or pinched nerve. Other possible causes include autoimmune diseases, spinal disorders, injuries, falls, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and non-traumatic spinal cord compression caused by a metastatic tumor or infection. A nerve or muscle disorder can also cause sudden weakness in the…

What Are Common Foot Problems In Older Adults?

What Are Common Foot Problems In Older Adults?

Foot problems become more common as people age. Standard foot issues in older adults include pain, neuropathy, corns, calluses, nail disorders, fat pad atrophy, bony deformities, such as hallux valgus (bunions) and hammertoe, Morton’s neuroma, toenail disorders, and flat feet. The dry skin, brittle nails, burning and tingling sensations, feelings of cold or numbness, and…

Mobility in Older Adults
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Mobility in Older Adults

Mobility issues can arise for many reasons but particularly impact older adults. More than 15 percent of Americans aged 50 to 69 have mobility issues, and 36.2 percent of those 70 and older have problems with mobility. With millions of Americans inflicted each year, it is important to understand more about mobility and how to…

Vertigo in Older Adults

Vertigo in Older Adults

Vertigo is a serious condition that affects a person’s ability to keep their balance. Affecting people of all ages, older adults face greater challenges when it comes to the issue. Some are already less steady on their feet due to vision, hearing and mobility issues. That’s why being accurately diagnosed with vertigo by a medical…