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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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Would a shuffling gait be a sign that I have Parkinson's disease?

Would a shuffling gait be a sign that I have Parkinson's disease?

Possibly: Though there are many other things that a shuffling gait could indicate. If you recently started any new medicine or have other symptoms that are troubling you see your doctor. Parkinson's is characterized by a particular type of tremor, combined with other symptoms such as slowness of movements, gait changes decreased expressiveness of one's face, small handwriting, and certain sleep disturbance. ...Read more

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Would a shuffling gait be a sign that I have Parkinson's disease?

Possibly: Though there are many other things that a shuffling gait could indicate. If you recently started any new medicine or have other symptoms that are troubling you see your doctor. Parkinson's is characterized by a particular type of tremor, combined with other symptoms such as slowness of movements, gait changes decreased expressiveness of one's face, small handwriting, and certain sleep disturbance. ...Read more

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Why do I have foot pain when I am shuffling around?

Why do I have foot pain when I am shuffling around?

Could be lots of : Things. You didn't supply enough information for me to give you a meaningful answer, though. It's probably best to see a podiatrist and find out why your tootsies are complaining. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does haloperdol remain in system after stopped? Side effects remain shuffling feet, leg weakness

How long does haloperdol remain in system after stopped? Side effects remain shuffling feet, leg weakness

Cannot say in: your particular case, AND... while the medicines blood levels go away in 1 or a few days, it's changes on the control of movement can often be permanent (tardive dyskinesia is the name for the change in movement associated with long term use of haloperidol and similar medications). ...Read more

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Below the knee my legs feel so heavy & are painful, by the afternoon I have to shuffle to walk, no swelling.

Below the knee my legs feel so heavy & are painful, by the afternoon I have to shuffle to walk, no swelling.

See a doctor: That is not normal. You should see your doctor right away. If it has been going on for a while now, then make an appointment. If it is new, go to urgent care or ER. ...Read more

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Shuffling Gait (Feet) (Definition)

Shuffling gait is a symptom in which a person, when walking, takes small steps with the front of his feet (or even the entire feet) sliding along on the ground. The person shuffling along may also be leaning forward a bit. Shuffling gait can be due to Parkinson disease, a brain disorder. ...Read more