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Doctor insights on: Treating A Stiff Legged Gait

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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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What is the best treatment for joint stiffness?

What is the best treatment for joint stiffness?

Joint stiffness: Generally speaking, adequate warmup, regular adequate stretching of muscle groups crossing the joint, with adequate cool down. ...Read more

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What is treatment for knee joint stiffness and pain?

What is treatment for knee joint stiffness and pain?

Lots of things!: The most common reason for knee stiffness and pain is arthritis. Treatment can be nsaids/tylenol, physical therapy, ice, non impact aerobic exercise, injections, braces, arthroscopy (if mechanical symptoms are present), and finally knee replacement. An orthopaedic surgeon can help diagnose your reason for knee stiffness and pain. ...Read more

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UNABLE TO SLEEP UNDISTURBED BECAUSE OF THE PAIN IN THE KNEES AND STIFFNESS OF LEGS. ANY REMEDY ?

UNABLE TO SLEEP UNDISTURBED BECAUSE OF THE PAIN IN THE KNEES AND STIFFNESS OF LEGS. ANY REMEDY ?

Sleep: If your sleep is interrupted by leg pain, the most common cause for someone your age is arthritis pain, but the other one to consider is something called restless leg syndrome, which can be detected by a sleep study. Before being treated for RLS, I would get your iron level checked as that can be a cause of restless leg syndrome. ...Read more

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I am experiencing stiffness in my knees when bending the dr said have a tear in the meniscus. Does this require a special treatment?

I am experiencing stiffness in my knees when bending the dr said have a tear in the meniscus.  Does this require a special treatment?

Arthroscopic repair: Most meniscsl tears require physical therapy and arthroscopic repair ... Pain medications or antiinflammatories will only provide temporary relief of symptoms but don't fix the problem. ...Read more

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Stiff Legged Gait (Definition)

Stiff-legged gait is a symptom of spinal cord or nerve injury that leads to abnormal muscle contractions ...Read more