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What exercise(s) do u recommend to strengthen ankles to wear heals & walk more securely w/o tripping? Minor ataxic gait but not to point o/instability

What exercise(s) do u recommend to strengthen ankles to wear heals & walk more securely w/o tripping? Minor ataxic gait but not to point o/instability

Please minimize use!: I'm sorry to not provide the answer you're looking for. I don't know if there are any exercises that help you wear high heels more, but even if there are it would be unwise to give you info that would allow you to wear them more often because it's so bad for your health- see http://bit.Ly/1bnsjku ; http://wapo.St/1c2qow8 it's not that you should never wear them but only on occ. For short times. ...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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In ur opinion to strengthen ataxic gait should one focus more on balance ex. Or pelvic exercises? And would u recomm how often to perform them?

In ur opinion to strengthen ataxic gait should one focus more on balance ex. Or pelvic exercises? And would u recomm how often to perform them?

Gait training: Some tips for ataxia/ unsteady gait: 1) follow advice from your physical ; occupational therapists. 2) do recommended home exercise program 1 or more times daily. 3) work axial muscles--pelvis, hips, low ; upper back, abdomen focusing on flexibility/ range of motion and strength. 4) also work legs, calves, feet for balance and control. 5) stay limber, stretch before and after exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have an ataxic gait i never had before after a 'hypotensive' episode the doctor said from prloonged dehydration. Will it ever get better?

I have an ataxic gait i never had before after a 'hypotensive' episode the doctor said from prloonged dehydration. Will it ever get better?

Needs evaluation: If you have acquired true ataxia after your blood pressure dropped, you could have injured the cerebellar or brainstem connections due to decreased blood flow. Also, wonder about inner ear issues. Your doctor needs to obtain MRI of brain to check the areas of concern. Physical therapy with gait training could turn this around. ...Read more

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Minor ataxic gait issue. Abs a bit weak. Will pregnancy be difficult? Should i hold belly when walking? How can handle a growing belly w/o falling?

Minor ataxic gait issue. Abs a bit weak. Will pregnancy be difficult? Should i hold belly when walking? How can handle a growing belly w/o falling?

Are you currently: Pregnant? If yes, then would consult with your obstetrician who knows you the best. Most women don't have to support their abdomen with their hands when pregnant. If you aren't pregnant but desire to be -this would be a good time to build on core strength. ...Read more

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Mild cp. What will pregnancy be like for me? I don't use aids to walk, very moble just slight ataxic gait and spastic/tight legs. How to handl walking?

Mild cp. What will pregnancy be like for me? I don't use aids to walk, very moble just slight ataxic gait and spastic/tight legs. How to handl walking?

See Neurologist: Need neurological evaluation to assess the degree of your ataxia and spasticity.There are several symptomatic treatment for each of them and the focus should be on the one that most affect your gait at this time. During pregnancy you'll probably need ob/gyn determination of a high risk pregnancy or not that may have more to do with the type of pregnancy, ex., twins, rather than with the cp. ...Read more

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Why am I experiencing a sudden onset of dysarthria (slurred speech) and ataxia (gait trouble)..!?

Why am I experiencing a sudden onset of dysarthria (slurred speech) and ataxia (gait trouble)..!?

Could be serious: These are serious symptoms. If one has sudden onset of speech and gait problems one should call 911 and get immediate medical attention. Causes could be stroke, a medication effect and other conditions - but these are signs that something is effecting the nervous system. ...Read more

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What illnesses cause ataxia and hyperreflexia?

What illnesses cause ataxia and hyperreflexia?

Some answers: Illnesses that affect the cerebellum and corticospinal tract, or the dorsal columns and corticospinal tract can cause these findings. Stroke is probably the most common, MS is also a possible explanation, there are also others (trauma, infection, neoplastic disease, etc.) ...Read more

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Ataxia (Definition)

Ataxia means movements without coordination. People with ataxia have incoordination because the parts of the nervous system that control movement and balance are not working properly. Ataxia can be associated with infections, injuries, or degenerative changes in the central nervous system. Ataxias may be hereditary ...Read more