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Feeling anxious and get stressed while walking? Suggest

Dear Doctor,
My query is, perhaps, a simple one, but, to date, no doctor has been able to help me. I get anxious that I am going to fall and I am constantly up-tight when walking. I used to love country-walking and found it very relaxing, but not anymore. This has been gradually coming on for past 7-to-8 years and an osteopath whom I attended told me that the stress muscle in my neck was not relaxing and asked how was my walking in the house. It is ok in the house, but not on the public paths or even on the beach, although it is better on the beach because of the sand. I feel I should be able to relax more, but seem unable to do so, and every magazine I read advises one to walk. Is there anything at all you could suggest? Perhaps Yoga or Pilates, but I would have to travel by car for something like that as there are no classes in my locality. The swimming pool is within walking distance but even walking around the pool is very stressful for me, but the swimming is, indeed, very relaxing. Thank you,


Annemarie Malone
Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

You may benefit from Psychiatric assessment and assistance...
If there is no problem in swimming / if walking in certain areas like the beach is better - an anatomical abnormality is less likely to be responsible....

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Munish Sood's  Response
1. please mention your age,so that age related dizziness and imbalance can be ruled out.
2. was neurological examination and opinion of neurosurgeon and ENT (inner ear disease) Physician taken?
3. please mention about your blood sugar-hemoglobin level,thyroid profile and blood pressure measurements?
4. your Nutritional status, sleeping habits,any mental stress or intake of any medications causing spinning sensation?
5. relevant x-ray of cervical spine can rule out cervical spondylitis as cause of constant feeling of falling,and stiffness of neck muscle (any numbness or tingling sensation in arms/fingers, prolonged sitting in front of computer)?
6. Yoga postures like upside down relaxation,winding down twist,nighttime goddess stretch, child pose, rock a bye roll are some yoga workouts which helps in achieving inner peace,inexhaustible energy and mental clarity.
Answered: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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