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Poor Balance, Instability, or a Fear of Falling

December 6, 2012

If you experience any of these issues, there is a good chance that it is not properly aligned. Over the months and years of use your limb may have subtle changes that reduce your control of the prosthesis. If however your socket fits well and you are comfortable then there is likelihood that the “alignment” of your prosthetic components are not optimized. If you are experiencing what feels like rotation of a knee or foot, a sensation of walking on the edge of your foot, or feel like you have a hitch in your step then adjustments are likely needed to your prosthesis to remedy the issue. MCOP’s skilled team works to optimize prosthetic performance and alignment and make adjustments before they begin causing problems.

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