Loss of balance is most commonly caused by damaged nerves in the feet which can no longer send signals to the brain about the position of the legs and feet. Loss of balance is not always severe, and can instead be described as an unsteadiness while standing or moving.
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. Damage to the nerves can affect sensory, motor and autonomic functions.
Foot drop is a general term for difficulty lifting the front part of the foot, which might even drag on the ground while walking.
Progressive Flatfoot (Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction)
If this tendon becomes inflamed, overstretched, or torn, you may experience pain on the inner ankle and gradually lose the inner arch on the bottom of your foot, leading to flatfoot.