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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Varies by cause: The key to fixing an awkward gait is determing the cause - is it muscular, skeletal, neurological, etc. Pt can help for muscular injuries, and for so ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience in Podiatry
In general...yes: If you have inefficient biomechanics, your gait can be improved by modalities like physical therapy and orthotics. Your gait is a complex series of c ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Awkward gait: uncoordinated manner of walking / food movement.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Abnormal gait: manner of walking is not normal.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Shuffling gait: Sometimes parkinson's.
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Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience in Podiatry
Compensation.: You are describing the phenomena known as compensation. Any event that alters one's gait can have an effect on many areas of the foot and leg, includi ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mihalich
20 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Hard to say: There is not much research on the benefits or risks of barefoot running. Midfoot fractures are usually stress injuries and the loss of shock absorpti ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Could be: A serious neurologic disorder. You need to see a doctor right away.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience in Podiatry
Its all about the: Achilles tendon. Walking on flat surfaces with high heeled shoes on a regular basis causes shortening/tightening of the tendon. Doing so on hills is ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Elkhalil
21 years experience in Podiatry
Ankle fracture: Ankle fracture, bursitis.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
DEMENTIA, PARKINSONS: But also a possibility of a condition called nph(normal pressure hydrocephalus) which is easily missed. Please discuss with his doctor.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Elkhalil
21 years experience in Podiatry
Ankle sprain: Ankle ligament rupture lateral aspect, ocd lesions, tendonitis.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
40 years experience in Podiatry
Surgery: If your peroneal tendons are subluxing, surgery would be required.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
No brace but exercis: If you can you need to do quadriceps exercises to both strengthen your thigh muscles to support you when you can stand and walk fractures take 6 week ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Arches don't : Generally collapse save for a charcot foot deformity or posterior tibial tendon rupture. I would recommed an in office consult with a foot doctor for ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: The fact is, stair steppers and stationary bicycles are the best exercises for quadriceps control and strengthening. Quad inhibition after knee surger ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience in Podiatry
Only if you : Step on something that punctures your skin and you develop an infection, including tetanus. Unless you're completely familiar with the floors you wal ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
Unlikely: For someone of your age I think there should be more attention paid to other more common causes of ankle swelling and changes in your gait as opposed ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
32 years experience in Podiatry
Curve lasted shoe: I am in your shoes in terms of foot structure. We are in the minority. Most people have a flattened foot structure. Depending on how much you walk, yo ... Read More
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Billings
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Stretching: Usually metatarsus ad ductus will not cause a delay in walking. This is a very common position of the baby's foot in the womb. Ask your doctor how t ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Parkinson's disease: Is someties difficult to treat. you might add bromocriptine
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Latva
41 years experience in Podiatry
IT CAN BE FIXED: To be clear, you had a dorsiflexory osteotomy of the 1st metatarsal, and it was raised too much? If so, the surgery is essentially reversed to drop th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
44 years experience in Podiatry
Not usually: No more than any other shoe. Your shoes need to be fit properly to your foot. Many people with foot problems find crocks to be comfortable and wide e ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
26 years experience in Podiatry
Therapy: Knee pain can come from ankle instability. Therapy to strengthen the ankle as well as the knee can help. A brace or orthotic to stabilize your ankle m ... Read More
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