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What is the definition or description of: trouble walking?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Unstable gait.: The inability to ambulate in a normal manner. This gait disturbance can be due to a host of reasons to include, but not limited to, orthopedic, neurological or muscular involvement.

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What is the definition or description of: Difficulty walking?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Broad term: 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.

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