I fall less often thanks to a simple diagnostic test

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I used to fall fairly often, including some quite nasty falls. Eventually my primary care doctor sent me to a neurologist who did a rather simple diagnostic test and decided I had a condition called Ankle Clonus.

This involves some instability of the ankle and once I understood that this was at the root of many of my falling episodes, I was able to adapt my behavior and this made falling much less likely and less serious. I wish I had known to get this test done before.

I think it would be good if more people were aware of this condition, and if people got tested for it at the first sign of falling becoming a risk. 

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from Sequoias SF discussion group Nov. 18, 2014

 

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