What are the Causes of Mobility Problems?

There are many factors that can affect a person’s mobility such as old age or underlying health problems. When you start to notice these changes it can feel a little scary, but the best thing you can do is determine the root cause of the problem.

Here we explain some of the most common causes for mobility issues.

Neurological conditions

Did you know that there are over 600 neurological conditions? They affect the central and peripheral nervous system including the brain, spinal cord and nerve roots, with one of the most common symptoms being reduced mobility. Unfortunately, these can emerge as gradual conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease or onset conditions caused by an injury.

Old age

As you get older your body becomes more fragile which makes it difficult to stay balanced and carry your weight – it may also become harder to stand or walk for long periods of time. While you can’t rewind time, you can make changes to your home such as installing a stairlift so you can remain as independent as possible.

Joint problems

Conditions such as Arthritis cause inflammation of the joints which makes them feel painful and increases mobility problems. This condition can occur in people of all ages, limiting your range of motion so using the stairs or walking becomes difficult. These problems are more common than you may think, so if you suspect that you have joint problems always seek professional help.


If you have been classed as physically obese or have noticed than weight gain has contributed to mobility problems, this can completely change your lifestyle. A heavier body puts greater pressure on your joints, back and muscles which makes getting around on foot much harder.

At Alfix, we supply a range of stairlifts including straight lifts, curved lifts and rental options. Working across the UK, our team can install, repair and service stairlifts so your home is accessible and safe. With affordable prices and excellent customer service, we are committed to providing bespoke stairlift solutions that give you independence. Get in touch with us today for more information.