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Doctor insights on: Remedies For 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. Sewa Legha
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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


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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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How to treat balance problems post radiation treatment for acoustic neuroma.

How to treat balance problems post radiation treatment for acoustic neuroma.

Your radiation: oncologist is the best source of information about which medications are worth a trial..MECLIZINE is the most commonly used but there are a number of newer drugs! Hope this helps! Dr ...Read more

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What can be done to improve clumsiness?

What can be done to improve  clumsiness?

Concentration: If the only problem you have is clumsiness, it may mean you are not concentrating on the activity you are trying to accomplish. Also some people are not as coordinated as others and it is not a diease or anything else. For example how many of us can hit a 100 mph fastball in a baseball game? ...Read more

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Can there be anything that can cause clumsiness?

Can there be anything that can cause clumsiness?

Vague question: If you are speaking about a specific clumsiness of for example the left hand, then you would consider a lesion in the brain that controls that region. Damage to the specific motor areas in the brain can lead to the specific motor weakness ie. Clumsiness. Things that can cause damage include stroke, brain tumors, traumatic brain injury. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could botulism abruptly make you clumsy?

Please tell me, could botulism abruptly make you clumsy?

Yes but: If that is all that is occurring and no problems with double vision, speaking, swallowing, becoming weak, difficulty breathing, the abrupt onset of incoordination may mean something very different such as a small stroke. Your description is not classical for botulism, and you need to see your doctor and track down what is occurring. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and have become rather clumsy, is this somehow linked?

I have anxiety and have become rather clumsy, is this somehow linked?

Anxiety & grace: Anxiety can cause an awkwardness of movement, especially if self-consciousness is high. Anxieties and fears can cause people to over-think what otherwise might be quite natural. This over-thinking can interfere with the graceful performance of mundane tasks (which are perhaps better regulated by the right hemisphere and are stored as "procedural knowledge, " rather than linear, verbal knowledge). ...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

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. Matthew Keast
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Gait Instability (Definition)

a deviation from normal walking, inability to ...Read more