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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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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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What causes an elderly gentleman to show slowness of gait, bent over stature, confusion?

What causes an elderly gentleman to show slowness of gait, bent over stature, confusion?

Most often.: Parkinson's disease. But to be certain you should have him examined by a neurologist. A common finding is what is known as resting tremor, also called "pill rolling" tremor because the patients appear to be rolling a pill between thier thumbs and index fingers at rest, but when they reach for something, often the tremor disappears. There are other causes that any good general neurologist can ID. ...Read more

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I have a neurological condition no diagnoises symptoms r severe balance gait coordination problems, slow movement and speach affected ..Any ideas?

I have a neurological condition no diagnoises symptoms r severe balance gait coordination problems, slow movement and speach affected ..Any ideas?

Cerebellum: Parkinsonism, which means any combination of slowness, rigity, tremor and postural instability, would not cause coordination problems. Spinocerebellar ataxias, which are often but not always familial, can also cause some of the symptoms you named. Any problem in the cerebellum or brainstem, due to stroke or tumor for example, can cause these symptoms. Multiple sclerosis a possibility too. ...Read more

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Could sudden cessation of long term Mirapex (pramipexole) 3mg/d for RLS cause sudden marked bradykinesia type walk? R/O Parkinson's...

Could sudden cessation of long term Mirapex (pramipexole) 3mg/d for RLS cause sudden marked  bradykinesia type walk? R/O Parkinson's...

Yes: Mirapex (pramipexole) is a drug used to treat Parkinsons. It enhances dopamine in the brain. Parkinsons disease is due to dopamine loss. If this medication were abruptly discontinued, it could result in symptoms very similar to Parkinsons. Talk to your doctor about tapering this medication more slowly. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Diagnosed with fibro but symptoms include tiring quickly, leg aches w/ trouble climbing stairs, tonic pupil, and memory loss. Something else?

Diagnosed with fibro but symptoms include tiring quickly, leg aches w/ trouble climbing stairs, tonic pupil, and memory loss. Something else?

Fibro is an: insidious illness that involves multiple systems--muscles, neurological, vascular and psychiatric. Your symptoms fit, but are only four of possibly 20 or more. Here's a reference: http://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/understanding-fibromyalgia-symptoms Find a doc that works with this disorder, as it can present in many forms and resist treatment. Pain docs and arthritis specialists are good.. ...Read more

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Is there an effective cure for unsteadiness and weakness with age?

Is there an effective cure for unsteadiness and weakness with age?

Exercise: Muscle cells are replaced by fat as we age & nerve pathways that aren't being stimulated die out. Make sure that the weakness is not being caused by other conditions, however. It's too easy to say, "you're just getting old." conditions that affect muscles, nerves, and energy can be obstacles. See "strong women stay young" (book) and "23 and1/2 hours" (http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=auains6higo). ...Read more

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What surgical options are available for constant ankle pain, swelling, difficulties walking and difficulty sleeping? 1 surgery already no effect

What surgical options are available for constant ankle pain, swelling, difficulties walking and difficulty sleeping? 1 surgery already no effect

Depends: Hard to offer specific surge rival choices without knowing the problem specifics. Scar tissue can be debrided, loose bodies removed, instability stabilized, and arthritis treated with joint resurfacing or fusion. Very broad range of options with very specific indications for each. ...Read more

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Gait freezingafter deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson's disease any suggestions?

Dr. Adam Hebb Dr. Hebb
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Gait freezingafter deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson's disease any suggestions?

Complex Issue: Gait is a very complex neurological function that relies on many systems functioning together. I would recommend that you see a specialist in dbs programming to help you maximize function. ...Read more

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Such a buzz about galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) Improving bipolar cognition. Do you suggest this medicine or adapting, coping, compensating for bipolar memory problems?

Such a buzz about galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) Improving bipolar cognition.  Do you suggest this medicine or adapting, coping, compensating for bipolar memory problems?

Unimpressed: I'm unimpressed with any single medication as sole treatment strategy to thing as complex as cognition whether for Dementia, Bipolar, etc. Exception would be cases where low B12, D, folate, (folic acid) or thyroid, are proven causes of problem. Otherwise, proactive strategies to stimulate cognition much better chance of success (in my opinion). Want to talk about it? Write me: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

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What are some alternative health cures/treatment for periodic limb movement disorder?

What are some alternative health cures/treatment for periodic limb movement disorder?

Not aware of any: Periodic limb movements in sleep are perhaps similar to restless leg sydrome, but represent sudden nocturnal jerking while asleep. No otc preps seem useful, but drugs such as clonazepam, ropinorole, pramipexole, and even l-dopa may control this. ...Read more

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What type of tremor lasts for more than 8 mo? Hands, head, speech, and legs along w/many complex issues gng on?!

What type of tremor lasts for more than 8 mo? Hands, head, speech, and legs along w/many complex issues gng on?!

Benign essential: Your tremor sounds like a benign essential tremor, previously called a benign familial tremor. There are multiple causes of tremors and i recommend you see a neurologist for differential diagnosis and treatment of this troubling condition. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Any effective home remedies for restless legs syndrome?

Any effective home remedies for restless legs syndrome?

Restless Leg Syndrom: Go to the following web page for suggestion of home remedies. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/restless-legs-syndrome/ds00191/dsection=lifestyle-and-home-remedies. ...Read more

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Hand Tremor/ depression.Diagnosed as early stage Parkinson. Is there med. or herbal way to stop hand tremor completely.Pexola 0.375mg helps little.

Tremor options in PD: Tremor as part of Parkinson is tough. If you think pramipexole is helping with your PD it is reasonable to ask your MD about increasing it. If your total daily dose is 0.375mg, you have a lot of room to increase (as long as the side effects aren't bad). Unfortunately, the resting tremor of PD is arguably best treated by moving or finding a better PD medicine. ...Read more

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Tremor in both hands, headache, constipation, fatigue,joint pains,nervepains,footpain,dizzy,cant swing 1 hand,depression etc is it parkinson or ET?

Tremor in both hands, headache, constipation, fatigue,joint pains,nervepains,footpain,dizzy,cant swing 1 hand,depression etc is it parkinson or ET?

Need : through examination parkinson disease will be too early in 22. If you antipsychotic medications side effects of medication should be considered,anxiety and thyroid disorders are other considerations and drugs ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for restless leg syndrome?

What are some home remedies for restless leg syndrome?

Look online: There is the RLS network online that has good resources. Also one of my favorite sites regaring RLS is www.Rlshelp.Org. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What treatments are used for severe cases of auto immune disease? My mom can't walk, has slurred speech, neck pain, etc. Help!

What treatments are used for severe cases of auto immune disease? My mom can't walk, has slurred speech, neck pain, etc. Help!

New symptoms??: A person who walked and talked yesterday, and awakens today with slurred speech and the inability to walk, is having a brain problem such as a stroke. The person should ride the ambulance to the emergency room for treatment. She can bring all her medications, and her regular doctor(s) can be notified, after 911 is called. Don't worry if it turns out not to be a stroke; it's best to be safe. ...Read more

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My wife exhibits signs of possible early onset dementia (confusion, agitation, unsteady balanve, slurred speech). How can we get an accurate diagnosis?

My wife exhibits signs of possible early onset dementia (confusion, agitation, unsteady balanve, slurred speech).  How can we get an accurate diagnosis?

Neurological Disorde: I understand your concern for your wife! unsteady balance and slurred speech generally are not due to early onset dementia . Alcohol use can cause unsteady balance and slurred speech . Please see a neurologist for the diagnosis and treatment of your wife's condition. ...Read more

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Shuffling Gait (Definition)

Shuffling gait = "A gait in which the foot is moving forward at the time of initial contact or during midswing, with the foot either flat or at heel strike, usually accompanied by shortened steps, reduced arm swing and forward flexed posture." REF: http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/shuffling+gait May ...Read more