Identifying subtle gait disturbance and risk of future falls in early multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • Higher-challenge gait and balance tasks can capture subtle gait and balance decline in people with early multiple sclerosis (MS).

Why this matters

    The risk of falls is a major health concern for people MS, yet studies of more subtle gait dysfunction in early MS have been limited. These findings highlight the need for more sensitive but clinically feasible longitudinal balance testing for people with MS.