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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Abnormal Gait

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Can chronic fatigue cause abnormal gait (weak legs), low grade fevers, itchy rashes on upper chest and back, and patches of goose bumps come and go?

Can chronic fatigue cause abnormal gait (weak legs), low grade fevers, itchy rashes on upper chest and back, and patches of goose bumps come and go?

Chronic fatigue: Chronic fatigue can arise from many sources - not the least of which is not sleeping soundly. Have your doctor refer you for a sleep study. If that turns out OK a consult with a neurologist will evaluate your abnormal (weak) gait would be my next choice for you. ...Read more

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Gait (Definition)

Gait is the way locomotion is achieved using our limbs. Gait is defined as "bipedal, biphasic forward propulsion of center of gravity of human body, in which there is alternate movements of different segments of the body" . Different gaits are characterized by differences in limb movement patterns, overall velocity, forces, ...Read more


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I have abnormal gait and loss of balance at times. I also lean to my right. What could I have?

I have abnormal gait and loss of balance at times. I also lean to my right. What could I have?

Gait and balance: Problems sound significant, and you can start with your pcp. The differntial includes neurological problems of the central nervous system, benign but serious, to malignant. You will likely get a visit to a neurologst, for a formal neurological exam, before an mri, but the exam directs what to study, and if other things are first. ...Read more

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My mother, 65 with chronic diabetes is experincing seizures near the ankle area that results in her tripping while walking, also shows abnormal gait.

My mother, 65 with chronic diabetes is experincing seizures near the ankle area that results in her tripping while walking, also shows abnormal gait.

Needs an exam: I don't know what "seizures near the ankle" means? Without the ability to speak with and examine your mother it's not possible from the limited information to give you any meaningful advice. I strongly suggest that your mother see her physician for a careful evaluation. ...Read more

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What is an unsteady gait? What causes it?

What is an unsteady gait? What causes it?

Examples: Most commonly an unsteady gait is due to alcohol intoxication or recreational or medical drug use. Virtually any disease or trauma to head and/or neck can make gait unstable. When this occurs due to brain or inner ear problem, balance is off and you can fall. ...Read more

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Common causes of a clumsy gait?

Common causes of a clumsy gait?

Cervical stenosis : One cause that i see in my clinic is myelopathy from cervical spine or thoracic spine compression. ...Read more

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What causes an elderly gentleman to show slowness of gait, bent over stature, confusion?

What causes an elderly gentleman to show slowness of gait, bent over stature, confusion?

Most often.: Parkinson's disease. But to be certain you should have him examined by a neurologist. A common finding is what is known as resting tremor, also called "pill rolling" tremor because the patients appear to be rolling a pill between thier thumbs and index fingers at rest, but when they reach for something, often the tremor disappears. There are other causes that any good general neurologist can ID. ...Read more

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Will a tibia and fibula break with pins and rods cause a child to have a limp in his gait? Will it improve when pins/rods are removed? Been 8 months.

Will a tibia and fibula break with pins and rods cause a child to have a limp in his gait?  Will it improve when pins/rods are removed? Been 8 months.

Possible: It depend what kind fracture, did he lose some bone , is he still growing ? All those have to be taken along with the treatment. ...Read more