Wake up, feet
April 2, 2012 8:19 AM Subscribe
More often lately, one of my feet seems to forget what it's doing and shuffles, causing me to stumble and almost fall. Is this normal or do I have a larger problem?
posted by waraw to health & fitness (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I work as a CNA at a nursing home and do quite a bit of walking during the day, on a completely flat floor with nothing in my way. Lately it seems more often that one of my feet (I think this happens with both feet but I'm not sure) forgets what it's doing, shuffles the step, and I have to quickly right myself before falling. Seems to happen once or twice an hour at least, possibly more. And yes, while sober.
I have no idea how normal this is or whether it's indicative of some other body process going wrong. Is this something I should see a doctor about, or am I worrying too much and just noticing it more since I walk so much? I'm a 41-year old guy and have no other symptoms that I know of.