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Has broken both hips .and went through therapy successfully, what causes the unbalance?

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All great answers here. I'd just add a couple possibilities:

Maybe she's just so afraid of falling that she's being too deliberate and not letting her body do what it does naturally. (It's not hard to imagine after having broken both hips.)

Or perhaps she has dementia and has simply forgotten how.

She may also have Parkinson's Disease, and it's progressed to the point where it's effecting her stride. If she also "freezes," not uncommon with PD, that may throw her off balance as well.

I wish you well. Mom can't walk with a walker, a gait belt and me. It greatly increases the burden of caring for her.
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These are all good answers and I would like to expand. Mom had a TIA which left her weak on her right side. She could not stand up right for any period of time, leaning to the right and having to sit down. She is receiving home therapy 4 times a week and is improving, except for listening. Here lies the problem. She has the Superman syndrome. She is invincible. She is 89 and no matter what anyone tells her to do to stay safe, she knows better. Famous last words, "I will not fall, I don't need to do all that". All those other times were a fluke, right?. One therapist asked, "She's a little stubborn isn't she"? Ya think? "I've been doing this or that all my life, nothing has changed". In her defense, her mother and grandmother were the same way so she gets it honestly. Even still, it drives us nuts. Good luck.
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DginGA, same here with my Dad, he was feeling lightheaded when he stood up and eventually did fall in his driveway due to delayed reaction [yep at 92 he still has a driveway...sigh]. The doctors at the ER eventually removed one of Dad's blood pressure meds and now he sounds a bit better. And he is finally using a walker :)
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Have her evaluated for the unsteadiness by a physician. As others have suggested it could be inner ear, it could be a structural weakness, it could be neuropathy or it could just be weakness due to old age. Is she weaker on one side more than the other? It could be a stroke or a TIA. She needs a doc for this.

We had my dad evaluated and found that several of his meds listed dizziness as a side effect. Add them together, and you have LOTS of dizziness and lightheadedness as a side effect. So we changed meds. Then we noticed that he seemed more dizzy and unsteady when he first stood up. Back to the doc, who said it was likely postural hypotension (lowblood pressure on standing) and she took him off his blood pressure meds. He is doing much better now.
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What to use for inner ear problems!
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In addition to the suggestions above, perhaps her medication is causing the unsteadiness. Has she started a new medication by chance? Lots of meds can cause dizziness and balance issues. Worth getting checked out.
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She could have neuropathy or she could have a spinal fracture that is causing one hip to be a little higher than the other. Could be also something simple like her shoes may need to have a thicker sole or a wedge type heel.
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Balance is regulated in the inner ear. It can be as simple as earwax, or ear infection, which can be addressed. At 95 it is more likely calcifications in the fine inner ear or mini-strokes in the brain.
Hint: if she has a hearing aid, be sure it and the ear canal are clean.
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Ask your Mom why she feels like she is going to fall.... it could be an inner ear problem.... an eyesight problem.... weak coordination because of her age, women don't have that strong upper body strength... the wrong type of shoes, etc.
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