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Causes Of Antalgic Gait
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
Pelvic stress fracture 2yrs ago-leg turned out due to antalgic gait. Pain is gone but leg is stuck in turned out position. Can this be rehabbed?
Hi=culprit : Ur a antalgic gait may have been due 2 a sub clinical hip fx. Or 1 that was missed. This then caused what we call an insufficiency fractur or stress fx. The hip fx also may have been an insufficiency fx or due 2 minor trauma . It also healed with some external rotational deformity, pain= gone when healed. ...Read more
Both abnormal gaits: Watch the leg that is weight bearing. In an antalgic gait there is a shortened stance phase relative to the swing phase (like when someone doesn't want to step fully on the leg). Whereas from a frontal view, a trendelenburg gait usually has a muscle weakness in the hip abductors on the leg that the person is standing on and a tilt (hip drop) noted on the leg that is non-weightbearing. ...Read more
I have had antalgic posture & pain in back/abdo/leg for 3 months. Chiro cannot straighten me. Drs don't know. What could it be?
See ortho / neuro doctor: chiro scope of practice is limited to spinal column. They are not trained to recogniZe and treat other pathology. Your problem may not be skeletal but likely medical/ neurological if chiro intervention did not help so far. Start with your primary MD. You may need eval for your internal organs and peripheral nerve system functions. ...Read more
Many: Metabolic, neurological , orthopedic , etc. see your doc ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer