IMBALANCE, VERTIGO, GAIT ABNORMALITIES AND FALL
Locomotion, gate, imbalance can be due to ear problems, stroke, neuropathy, low BP- low blood glucose, cervical spondylosis, epilepsy, brain Infection, parkinsonism, muscle weakness, joint abnormalities etc. In some cases, you can help treat a balance disorder by seeking medical treatment for the illness that is causing the disorder. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo BPPV is a common cause of vertigo following head trauma. The impact and forces due to trauma can cause debris in the inner ear canals to break free.
Human gait depends on a complex interplay of major parts of thenervous, musculoskeletal andcardio-respiratorysystems.Observeany abnormalities in the length of stride, arm swing, heel strike, and toe off; pelvic tilt; or any limping.There are eight basic pathological gaits that can be attributed to neurological conditions:hemiplegic, spastic diplegic, neuropathic, myopathic, Parkinsonian, choreiform, ataxic (cerebellar) and sensory.
Imbalance may result from drowsiness, drugs, brain tumours- space occupying lesion