Getting Back the Use of Your Legs
Many adults struggle with movement. It can be difficult to walk even a quarter of a mile, let alone do anything active like dance. While for some, this difficulty is cause by a disability, for others, it’s caused by a myriad of more specific problems, many of them treatable. If you miss the days you used to splash through creeks and climb trees, be encouraged. There are many stories of individuals who beat their mobility problems, and there are many treatments available for improving your quality of life.
You may have heard of Wilma Rudolph who, as a child, couldn’t walk without the use of leg braces. She grew up to become an international track star, called “The World’s Fastest Woman.” Recently, a US veteran who was told he’d never walk again underwent several years of yoga and physical therapy and is now not only walking but running. While our stories of success may not be as extreme, these and many other stories serve to remind us that anything is possible. Improved mobility could be waiting in your future.
Let’s look at some of the more treatable issues that cause low mobility. For some, it’s simply excess weight. Many people don’t realize how difficult it is to move with extra pounds, but if you’re overweight, you do know. Your mobility is decreased by your body mass. The good news is, your weight doesn’t have to have the last word over your life story. You can go hiking and rock climbing again. It will take a lot of support and determination, but it’s absolutely possible to drop that weight and get your mobility back. Other causes of low mobility may be bad knees or vein disease. Vein disease, especially if caught early enough, can be stalled by vein treatments, and the swelling and ulcers that develop on your legs will be kept at bay, restoring a great deal of your mobility. Locastro Vein Center and other treatment centers can assist in restoring your legs.
Recovery looks different for everyone, because everyone’s story is different. Like that veteran, you may be running again in the future. You may, on the other hand, find celebration in simply being able to walk–and do a charming two-step with your grandson on his wedding day. Don’t be discouraged if someone else’s recovery goes farther than yours. Every bit of regained mobility is a gift, one that you should feel very proud of achieving. You don’t know how much of your mobility you can regain. Who knows? You may even purchase a trampoline for adults and go bouncing. After all, with every step, you have a lot to celebrate!