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What is the definition or description of: difficulty walking?

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Dr. Edward Hellman answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Difficulty walking is a broad term that encompasses multiple medical conditions. One type of difficulty walking is called claudication. In claudication, a person can begin having severe pain or tightness or cramping that can make it difficult to walk. Claudication can have a vascular or neurological cause or both. Cardiac and pulmonary patients can have trouble walking due to breathing probs.

Answered May 12, 2017

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