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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Antalgic Gait

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Could having mild cerebral palsy cause an antalgic gait?

Could having mild cerebral palsy cause an antalgic gait?

Word games: The term antalgic refers to a gait that favors one leg to avoid pain in another. While possibly visibly the same in CP, that gait is generally due to abnormal motor function and not an effort to avoid pain. ...Read more

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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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?

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

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How does antalgic differ from trendelenburg gait?

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

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Antalgic pain porture on the left of thoracic?

Antalgic pain porture on the left of thoracic?

??: Your question is undecipherable. Would you be more specific about what it is you would like to know? ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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