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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

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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About once a month, I get unsteady gait. Is that ok or bad?

About once a month, I get unsteady gait. Is that ok or bad?

It depend what: It depend what the cause of that it is not normal, please check it out. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like unsteady gait go away quickly?

It depend: We have different reason for unsteady gait, it depend on the reason it may go away quickly or take long time or stay forever. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get unsteady gait off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get unsteady gait off and on?

See below: A normal gait is a very complex and fluid set of movements. The arms move synchronously with the opposite leg, the ankles nearly touch, and the heel strikes first. A normal gait requires the integration of the following systems: visual, vestibular, auditory, cerebellar, basal ganglia, sensory, and muscular. An abnormality in any one of the systems can cause a problem with gait and can lead to fall. ...Read more

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What can I use for grandma's unsteady gait if she doesn't have a doctor yet?

It is very hard to: We have to know why she is having unsteady gait. We can’t advise something without some facts, maybe she could use walker in the meanwhile tell see the doctor. ...Read more

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Need advice on 5mm prominent structure on mri. Possible jugular bulb. All prior mris have been ok. Symptoms, facial differences and unsteady gait.

Need advice on 5mm prominent structure on mri. Possible jugular bulb. All prior mris have been ok.  Symptoms, facial differences and unsteady gait.

Neuroradiologist: Make sure the study was read by a neuroradiologist. If the radiologist who read it has group associates with neuroradiology training they will usually be happy to provide a second look at your study without cost. ...Read more

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Unsteady gait and prolonged light periods?

Unsteady gait and prolonged light periods?

Early ovarian: failure can lead to irregular menstruation. Any illness frankly can cause you to have irregular periods and unsteady gait. Check your nutrition, then make sure you don't have an infection such as vaginitis or sinusitis. Then check a pregnancy test. If negative, proceed to your healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have unsteady gait for the past 10 months. Mri brain and neck discovered growth within the pineal region. Myoclonic jerks during sleep?

I have unsteady gait for the past 10 months.  Mri brain and neck discovered growth within the pineal region. Myoclonic jerks during sleep?

Your treating : Physician would be the best person to answer any concerns you have and what treatment options ate available for you since he would have all the lab results , diagnostic studies on hand. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Keith Baldwin
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Unsteady Gait (Definition)

Unsteady gait describes a gait that is unstable, uncoordinated, ...Read more