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Would walking with an awkward gait be considered a mental or physical condition?

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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Could be a sign: Gait disturbances can be casued by peripheral or back injuries, neurological diseases or specific movement disorders. There are different terms which are used to describe gait difficulties - petit pas, antalgic gait, shuffling gait, limps etc - but the key to managment and treating is knowing what the cause or disease that is causing the gait problem.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Could be either : It is a symptom and it could be neurological or due to phsycial injuries or problems.

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Last updated Jan 9, 2013

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