Many people experience balance problems. They can make people feel unsteady or imbalanced. This can, in turn, make movement difficult and can affect confidence to go out and about. It's important to speak to your medical professional if you are experiencing any problems with your balance.
Attacks of vertigo can cause residual imbalance for some people. Balance Retraining exercises can be helpful between the attacks of vertigo to help compensate for difficulties with balance. The specific exercise programmes initially need to be done under the supervision of a physiotherapist or hearing therapist. Although labyrinthitis usually clears up after two to three months, almost everybody will experience residual imbalance and may benefit from Balance Retraining Therapy, also known as vestibular rehabilitation. The exercises can also be helpful in the later stages of Ménière’s.
Balance retraining exercises are not suitable for everyone, or all conditions, so it is best for you to check with your doctor to ensure they are appropriate for you.
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