Senior Balance Exercises For Edema In The Legs

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com

        Lower extremity edema can be a result of several underlying conditions which walking and senior balance exercises can help with. Please see www.exerciseforbalance.com Edema is often found pooling in the lower legs. Edema is swelling of soft tissues due to increased interstitial fluid. The fluid is predominantly water, but protein and cell-rich fluid can accumulate if there is infection or lymphatic obstruction. Generalized or localized edema can be a result of
  • Liver failure
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney disorders (especially nephrotic syndrome)
  • DVT or another venous disorder or venous obstruction (eg, by tumor)
  • Infection
  • Angioedema
  • Lymphatic obstruction
    Additionally, chronic venous insufficiency may involve one or both legs. Reduction of edema can be assisted with a low salt diet as well as medication. Furthermore, starting a walking program can be beneficial for those with edema. However, before initiating a walking regime, it is important to establish excellent steadiness for walking over all types of terrain. Consequently, it is essential to practice certain senior balance exercises to develop strong and fast balance reactions at the feet and ankles to maintain stability and limit the potential of falling.

Senior Balance Exercises For Lower Leg Edema

          Starting a walking program is beneficial for those in the aging generation who have edema and performing specific senior balance exercises is the first step. For walking on uneven surfaces outside, you need to build strong balance reactions at the feet and ankles. You can develop good balance skills by starting with basic equilibrium routines like standing on one foot ( for twenty seconds, three repetitions, each foot). when single leg standing becomes easy, you can progress to standing on one foot and swinging the other foot forwards in a stepping motion. This stability routine will challenge you to stabilize on one foot while dynamically shifting your body weight onto the other foot. you can practice this senior balance exercise as well as a progression of other steadiness routines by following along with the instruction of an experienced Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.  

 

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    For anyone who suffers with lower leg edema, please begin the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The easy to follow Exercise For Balance DVD is the ultimate educational DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The comprehensive Exercise For Balance DVD comes complete with the best balance and strength exercises needed to develop senior fitness and to perform basic activities like walking, standing, grocery shopping, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like playing golf, dancing and hiking. In the up to date Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve balance, steadiness techniques and balance routines from a balance instructor— licensed Physical Therapist– who has worked with balance and dizziness disorders for over 25 years. Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button

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   Get those legs moving by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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