2. Tripping and Falling
When tripping and falling becomes a day-to-day problem, it can be a clear sign of ALS.
But this is not any ordinary tripping and falling, rather it doesn’t have any apparent cause. You may just be tripping due to a muscle giving out or in response to stiffness in the legs. This stiffness could cause short stride lengths and in doing so would make it much harder to bend your leg.
The other problem is losing your balance while standing. This is another factor involved that is mentioned by many ALS patients and can be extremely dangerous whether you are at home or even on the job. Falling can cause broken bones, bruises, cuts, and many emergency room visits. Falling when you’re around stairs, on your deck at home, and in the bathroom are some of the most dangerous places for this to occur as it can cause severe and even fatal injuries.
The loss of balance becomes more prevalent as ALS progresses.