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Difficulty walking

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many possibilities: Arthritis in major leg joints (hip, knee, ankle, foot) can limit walking. Stenosis (narrowing of nerve channels in low back) can cause leg pain, weakn ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many possibilities: If it is not getting better, see your doctor. Walking is a complex process, and many different medical problems can affect it. I suggest you go in for ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Broad term: Difficulty walking is a broad term that encompasses multiple medical conditions. One type of difficulty walking is called claudication. In claudicat ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: What it would really ce down to is the specific cause for why the person has difficulty walking. Some causes have a very simple fix, but others do no ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Spinal stenosis &/or: upper motor neuron disease, which can be found in cervical spinal stenosis. see a neurologist and go from there. stenosis tight enough to cause this i ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Need immediate attn: If he/she is not clearly responding to a known new injury, immediately contact your doctor or go to emergency department.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Don't know you: Ask your doctor; too many individual factors to give opinion here.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That isn't normal: Are you a male or a female? Is this a trend?
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
If related to a disc: For 75% of people with sciatic pain due to a herniated disc, up to 3 months. 90% are better usually about a year later from the onset of sciatic pain ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Need to see a spinal: Surgeon, as to be evaluated properly. You could have the walking problems associated with it or is due to some other reason. Ct/mri scans would be ne ... Read More

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