falling

People with MD have an increased risk of falling and decreased ability to recover muscle after injury; these strategies and products can help in ice and snow

posted on February 8, 2013 - 11:27am
Winter can be a beautiful time of year — especially when you're inside under a warm blanket, drinking hot cocoa and looking out the window at the glistening white and the snow-coated branches. Unfortunately, most people have to carry out their daily lives regardless of slippery conditions. Slipping and falling are hazards for everyone in winter weather, but for people with neuromuscular...
posted on September 1, 2007 - 11:54am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 5
Three times I broke my right foot. Three times in the same place — directly below my big toe. Strangers would ask why I was on crutches and wearing a cast, and I concocted elaborate stories to explain my temporary impairment. “Skiing, over the holidays,” I’d say. “Car accident. The vehicle was totaled so a broken foot is a minor inconvenience.” “Dancing. My partner has two left feet.”

Staying upright with a neuromuscular disease

posted on December 1, 2002 - 5:58am
Some people have nightmares about falling off cliffs. Brad Williams has nightmares about falling — period. “Whenever I’m walking, falling down is always the major thought on my mind,” says Williams, 39, of Alexandria, Va. “It has to be on my mind a lot for me to be dreaming about it.” Williams has Miyoshi distal myopathy, a slowly progressive form of muscular dystrophy that primarily affects the...