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What is gait instability? How can I treat it if the patient is not suffering from sever disease but he is 77 yrs.Is there any supplments to be given?

What is gait instability? How can I treat it if the patient is not suffering from sever disease but he is 77 yrs.Is there any supplments to be given?

Not simple: There can be many causes for inability to walk without assistance, and experience risk of toppling over. If b-12 deficiency, injections might help, if due to degenerative brain problem, stroke, normal pressure hydrocephalus, brain tumor, binswanger's encephalopthy, thyroid problems, need to get this diagnosed. See a neurologist. ...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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Should i go hiking if I have an unstable gait?

Should i go hiking if I have an unstable gait?

If level ground: Just sort of common sense, uneven terrain can create a greater risk of falling and injury. Maybe, use assistive device or hold onto a companion until you stabilize. Prepare for your hike by getting some gait rehabilitation with a good physical therapist. ...Read more

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Are there abnormalities with your bone structure that could make you have an unstable gait?

Are there abnormalities with your bone structure that could make you have an unstable gait?

Gait: Sure. Your legs could be different lengths. You might have some spur formation where the nerves exit your lower spinal column putting pressure on those nerves. You could have a stress fracture. ...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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Is there any treatment for vasomotor instability?

Is there any treatment for vasomotor instability?

There may be: There is now a treatment for the vasomotor symptomatology associated with Menopause if this is what you are asking about! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Gait Instability (Definition)

Gait instability is a clinical finding in which a person can not walk stably. This can occur due to balance issues, sensation ...Read more