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Doctor insights on: Clumsy Gait

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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. Katharine Cox
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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


Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Clumsy gait (Tip)

Manual therapy/manipulation can help increase gait speed in parkinsons. ...See more

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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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What is the definition or description of: clumsiness?

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What is the definition or description of: clumsiness?

Poor coordination: 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 family doctor is important. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if someone is just really clumsy is that a sign of dyspraxia?

Could you tell me if someone is just really clumsy is that a sign of dyspraxia?

Depends: Dyspraxia is a pathological condition related to brain dysfunction, while being clumsy is not. If the clumsiness is new or getting worse, see your doctor right away, may need a neurologist to establish the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could yoga help with clumsiness?

Could yoga help with clumsiness?

Gradually, yes: Many poses in yoga increase balance, flexibility, and strength. All of these qualities would help increase coordination and a sense of one's own body. Clumsiness may often come from lack of awareness of one's body, or its location in space. Yoga transforms this because there is the constant focus on internal sensation, breath, and gentle practice with one's body in both motion ; stillness. ...Read more

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My daughter is very clumsy. What is te reason.

My daughter is very clumsy. What is te reason.

Cannot say: There are a variety of issues that could lead to clumsiness at various ages. Without examining the child & going over her history even testing would be hard to plan. Start with a good evaluation by her pcp & see if further testing & referral to a neurologist or developmental pediatrician is in order. ...Read more

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Ideas? What might cause the sudden onset of excessive clumsiness?

Ideas? What might cause the sudden onset of excessive clumsiness?

Laundry list: Without more information this is probably a very long list of things that could be considered. I would see a doctor to look into the really bad things - please note that I am NOT saying you have ANY of these! - but someone needs to make sure you are not having a stroke, compression of the spinal cord, a tumor, brain water backup. ...Read more

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My 7 months fell and has a big clumsy bump on the head, should I be concerned?

My 7 months fell and has a big clumsy bump on the head, should I be concerned?

If not acting right: Bump should go away over few weeks. If baby not acting right take to doctor. Bump may get softer and feel liquid like under skin over time then go away. ...Read more

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I am a very clumsy person but I try my best to be careful. How can I improve so I don't break a bone?

I am a very clumsy person but I try my best to be careful. How can I improve so I don't break a bone?

Tai chi, yoga, Dance: One way of improving your awareness of your body is to do structured exercise that focuses on postures, poses and movements. Yoga and tai chi are excellent for that and can be done by anyone. Ai chi has been shown to improve flexibility and decrease falls in elderly folks. Dancing can also help you learn how to move more gracefully. Good luck and have fun! ...Read more

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My son is 1 and was walking normal, but now is very clumsy and can barely walk right. What could be wrong?

My son is 1 and was walking normal, but now is very clumsy and can barely walk right. What could be wrong?

Needs exam: Sometimes toddlers are clumsy and fall a lot and that can be very normal. Your child's doctor will need to observe him walking, climbing, running and going from sitting to standing and standing to sitting to determine if there is any musculoskeletal issue for concern. ...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


Dr. Bob Levine
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Gait Instability (Definition)

A deviation from normal walking, inability to maintain ...Read more