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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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What is the definition or description of: Shuffling gait?

What is the definition or description of: Shuffling gait?

Shuffling gait: 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 be seen in Parkisonism. ...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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Brain MRI findings. Tiny nonspecific periventricular and subcortical white matter. Possiblities mini strokes, vasculaties, ms. I shuffle my feet & drop?

Brain MRI findings. Tiny nonspecific periventricular and subcortical white matter. Possiblities mini strokes, vasculaties, ms. I shuffle my feet & drop?

Nonspecific finding: White matter changes that are nonspecific are sometimes over reported or under-reported on MRI studies. They may be misread and really suggest MS, they may be a finding with no clinical relevance. Usually it is the latter. It sounds like the brain MRI did not help that much. So you shuffle your feet and drop? What do you mean by drop? Do you have numbness? Why was the brain MRI done? ...Read more

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When I wake up, my hands are swollen, in extreme pain, and I can't bend my fingers. I shuffle my legs. Pain, stiffness and hard to bend knees.

Hand pain: I do not know how old you are. However pain in hands would make me consider Carpal tunnel. Thyroid problem another thought or some type of problem causing increased fluid retention. See your provider. ...Read more

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My joint behind knee hurts when I fold leg. Doctor doubt I have arthritis as my uric acid high. 27yr 86kg. Are shuffle and jumping jacks ok for my knees?

My joint behind knee hurts when I fold leg. Doctor doubt I have arthritis as my uric acid high. 27yr 86kg. Are shuffle and jumping jacks ok for my knees?

See sports doc: Arthritis does not typically present with pain behind the knee with knee bending. There are many other things that can cause this- if it persists, it should be looked at. If you are not in pain while you do those activities, then you can proceed as tolerated. ...Read more

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Swallon feet, hands, dizzy, headache, skin feels like a hot dog about to burst, major hot flashes, shuffeling when I walk, slow moving have done blood test a month ago, have high colesteral, bladder ulrasound, stool sample and im getting really bad muscle

Swallon feet, hands, dizzy, headache, skin feels like a hot dog about to burst, major hot flashes, shuffeling when I walk, slow moving have done blood test a month ago, have high colesteral, bladder ulrasound, stool sample and im getting really bad muscle

Your: Your symptoms are very concerning. I am glad you have sought out a medical evaluation, but as your symptoms are worse please seek out care again. Try to keep a journal and describe your symptoms carefully to your doctor or a specialist so that they can perform the appropriate testing. Also be sure that you share any family history, and any medications or herbs you may be taking. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gait?

What is the definition or description of: gait?

Upright Motion: 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, kinetic and potential movement. ...Read more

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Any way to fix an awkward gait?

Any way to fix an awkward gait?

Varies by cause: The key to fixing an awkward gait is determing the cause - is it muscular, skeletal, neurological, etc. Pt can help for muscular injuries, and for some neurological conditions meds can help. As always good diagnosis begets good treatment and better outcomes. ...Read more

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What is a spastic gait?

What is a spastic gait?

Gait: A spastic gait is a very stiff sometimes robotic looking walk where the patient has difficulty coordinating the leg movements. The gait typically has a "jerky" movement and it varies depending on severity of the spasticity. ...Read more

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Why do schizophrenics have an awkward gait?

Why do schizophrenics have an awkward gait?

Gait: Some psychotropic medications can cause shuffling gait, as part of extra pyramidal symptoms side-effect, along with tremors/rigidity. ...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