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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Awkward Gait

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Any way to fix an awkward gait?

Any way to fix an awkward gait?

Varies by cause: The key to fixing an awkward gait is determing the cause - is it muscular, skeletal, neurological, etc. Pt can help for muscular injuries, and for some neurological conditions meds can help. As always good diagnosis begets good treatment and better outcomes. ...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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Why do schizophrenics have an awkward gait?

Why do schizophrenics have an awkward gait?

Gait: Some psychotropic medications can cause shuffling gait, as part of extra pyramidal symptoms side-effect, along with tremors/rigidity. ...Read more

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My leg pain is causing me to have an awkward gait. What can I do?

Physical therapy: An orthopaedic evaluation should be the first step. Physical therapy with a good exercise program will often be the best treatment. ...Read more

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Treatment for progressive gait imbalace and progressive dysarthria slurred speech?

Treatment for progressive gait imbalace and progressive dysarthria slurred speech?

Uncover cause: Likely best to see a neurologist. There are multiple problems which can cause this, and treatment follows diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can gait changes lead to sesamoiditis? If so what is the best treatment? Also, are rocker bottom shoes safe for this condition?

Can gait changes lead to sesamoiditis? If so what is the best treatment? Also, are rocker bottom shoes safe for this condition?

It depends what: type of gait changes, rocker bottom shoes can be okay for the condition…as more weight is placed in the arch. I think a good dancers pad which off weights the seasmoid region is a good idea as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Jaishree Capoor
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Awkward Gait (Definition)

Awkward gait is a symptom in which a person has trouble moving in a smooth and normal manner ...Read more