How is balance controlled?
You use your balance whenever you change position, walk, stand, sit or lie down, but it is something you are usually hardly aware of. You only realise how much you rely on your balance if it stops working properly.
You get your sense of balance from three sources:
- Vision – your eyes give you a picture of the world and where you are in relation to everything in it
- Sensors in your joints, muscles and feet
- Balance organs within your inner ears