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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Clumsy Gait (Overview)

Clumsy gait refers to a generalized lack of coordination in walking. This can be due to anything from intoxication with alcohol, to neurological diseases.


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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

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
5 doctors shared insights

Clumsy Gait (Overview)

Clumsy gait refers to a generalized lack of coordination in walking. This can be due to anything from intoxication with alcohol, to neurological diseases.


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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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I have cspine stenosis c6/7 with bilateral weak arms clumsy hands weakness in legs unable to walk fast a change of gait can surgery help?

I have  cspine stenosis  c6/7  with bilateral weak arms clumsy  hands  weakness in  legs  unable to walk fast a  change of gait   can surgery help?

Yes: you describe both radicular and myleopathic symptoms if you have central canal stenosis with cord compression the natural course of symptomatic cervical myleopathy is progressive worsening with lower extremity envolvement conservative care is not appropriate in my opinion big question is this foraminal or central canal stenosis? Symptomatic central canal stenosis is best treated surgically ...Read more

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Is there a way to train yourself to be less clumsy?

Is there a way to train yourself to be less clumsy?

Clumsiness: Have your primary care or neurologist rule out any underlying organic cause such as spinal stenosis. Also enroll in occupational therapy or physical therapy program vs. Pilates/yoga. ...Read more

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Any ways to reduce clumsiness?

Any ways to reduce clumsiness?

Clumsiness: Make sure there is no root underlying cause such as spinal stenosis (seek advice from primary care physician or neurologist). If work up negative or positive i would work with a physical or occupational therapist and enroll in a pilates course. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure clumsiness?

Is there a way to cure clumsiness?

Ways to improve: Sometimes the contributors to clumsiness offer a clue as to what can be done. Exercises that improve fine and motor coordination and balance could help - in fact there are some computer games even ots. Some individuals benefit from things such as karate, dance, and yoga training to increase body awareness. If it is due to weakness pt and strenghtening can help. The key to help is diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are children with Down syndrome clumsy?

Are children with Down syndrome clumsy?

Down syndrome: It is not at all uncommon to see clumsy behavior in children with down's syndrome. ...Read more

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How do you deal with unusual clumsiness?

How do you deal with unusual clumsiness?

See your doctor: If you are e trouble walking (clumsy legs), or dropping things (weak, clumsy hands and arms) see your physician as soon as possible for a good examination. It might be a problem with the brain or spinal cord. If it is changing quickly, go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Clumsiness (Definition)

When our movements are not well coordinated, we are clumsy. We may drop things, run into doors, or have trouble getting projects done that require coordination of our movements. Some people are just clumsier than others. However, if someone is not usually clumsy and now starts having trouble with hand movements, walking or other movements, a visit to the ...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