Trauma, inflammation and pain can cause a loss of balance and problems with walking. Other causes include arthritis, brain tumors, Parkinson's disease, myopathy and cerebral palsy, as Healthline explains.
Ear infections, low blood pressure, certain medications and nervous system issues also cause a loss of balance, claims MedicineNet. A balance disorder causes a person to feel unsteady or dizzy when the person is not moving around.
Treatment for a loss of balance depends on the cause, but physical therapy or medication, educating the person on ways to prevent falls, and rehabilitation to compensate for the problem may be required, states Healthline.