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Stiff Legged Gait (Overview)

Stiff-legged gait is a symptom of spinal cord or nerve injury that leads to abnormal muscle contractions and movement during walking.


Stiff Legged Gait (Overview)

Stiff-legged gait is a symptom of spinal cord or nerve injury that leads to abnormal muscle contractions and movement during walking.


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I had a surgery I'm my fifth metacarpal I need to know when the stiffness & inflammation will be gone I mean how long does it take?

I had a surgery I'm my fifth metacarpal I need to know when the stiffness & inflammation will be gone I mean how long does it take?

Swelling hand op: First ALWAYS best to ask for surgeon. Generally it take 3 to 6 months for full recover. PT exercises will help speed this up. Again these are issues your hand surgeon needs to address..

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What could be causing sudden intense knee stiffness and what can I do to treat it?

What could be causing sudden intense knee stiffness and what can I do to treat it?

Knee stiffness: Likely cause is effusion, hemarthrosis, or loose body/impinging torn tissues such as meniscus. Check with orthopedic surgeon for imaging and good exam. May need knee arthroscopy.

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My knee is stiff from sitting all day. What can I do to decrease the stiffness?

My knee is stiff from sitting all day. What can I do to decrease the stiffness?

Stretch more: Get up and walk around or stretch a bit at least every 2 hours. The longer you sit still, the stiffer you will feel when you finally do try to get up. If you are having swelling or intense pain along with the stiffness, those would be reasons to get examined by your dr.

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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.

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What are treatments for lower back stiffness?

What are treatments for lower back stiffness?

A lot!: Lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise (stretching, core stengthening, cardiovascular) at least 3x a week & activity modification. Yoga & pilates are good choices. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment.

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I am doing handjob daily once but I stopped now. Now I can't able to do sex for long time. Their no stiffness in my pennis for long time. How to cure?

I am doing handjob daily once but I stopped now. Now I can't able to do sex for long time. Their no stiffness in my pennis for long time. How to cure?

Need more info...: How long have your daily handjob, less penile rigidity, and poor penile sustenance been going on? Though unclear about these, my impression on what you complained is that you have fallen victim to sex-related pleasure-seeking overindulgence and obsession. To reverse such, please follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter05.html and other artiicles in www. Foremefirst. Com.

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How can I get rid of the pain and stiffness in my neck?

How can I get rid of the pain and stiffness in my neck?

See a Doc: I would recommend a consultation with a physiatrist who is a specialist in the evaluation and treatment of these types of conditions. He/she will be able to give you a diagnosis and then prescribe a program (usually physical therapy, sometimes meds, sometimes injections) to help you.

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After stopping Decadron (dexamethasone) tablets I experience of severe joints pain and stiffness of fingers at night?

After stopping Decadron (dexamethasone) tablets I experience of severe joints pain and stiffness of fingers at night?

Not surprising: Decadron (dexamethasone) is a steroid. If it is stopped too quickly then side effects like joint pain and muscle aches may occur. Also - Decadron (dexamethasone) helps reduce these symptoms so if the dose is lowered beyond a certain point you can have the original symptoms return.

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What would trigger a flareup of lupus arthritis after baby born. I woke this am in stiffness and pain.?

What would trigger a flareup of lupus arthritis after baby born. I woke this am in stiffness and pain.?

Common: The homrmone changes with the delivery. Most lupus patients use a bit of steroid after dlivery for a few weeks to tide them over.

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How can I ease/prevent TMJ stiffness?

How can I ease/prevent TMJ stiffness?

Clenching Control: Any reduction in load forces to the tm joint will aid in preventing joint stiffness. The only devise that can reduce these tremendous loading forces at night by 70 percent is the nti devise.

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I've been pretty much inactive. Out in medical leave. Gained some weight. Noticed during walking around in neighborhood. Some stiffness in lower back. Decided yesterday to join gym. As to try and avoid the stiffness. Did a very, very light setting on trea

LOW BACK MUSCLE PAIN: Is very common. Reading your history, not surprising. The low back muscles are commonly ignored when we work out, and over time poorly used. They have been probably extra strained trying to balance your excess weight. Overworked, poorly trained muscles will in time cause you stiffness and pain.

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Can I get TMJ after wisdom teeth removal, and cracked teeth? My jaw had always cracked, felt stiff, and grind my teeth. However, after getting my wisdom teeth removed, my jaw cracking, stiffness, and pain got worse. Also, I feel like I am grinding my teet

Can I get TMJ after wisdom teeth removal, and cracked teeth? My jaw had always cracked, felt stiff, and grind my teeth. However, after getting my wisdom teeth removed, my jaw cracking, stiffness, and pain got worse. Also, I feel like I am grinding my teet

Prior problem: It sounds like you had a problem prior to the extraction and having your mouth open made it worse. I would suggest seeing a dentist with extensive experience diagnosing and treating tmd in a non surgical way. It is rare for a patient to need surgical or extensive restorative dentistry to fix tmd.

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Are there some genetic reasons I get unsteady gait off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get unsteady gait off and on?

See below: A normal gait is a very complex and fluid set of movements. The arms move synchronously with the opposite leg, the ankles nearly touch, and the heel strikes first. A normal gait requires the integration of the following systems: visual, vestibular, auditory, cerebellar, basal ganglia, sensory, and muscular. An abnormality in any one of the systems can cause a problem with gait and can lead to fall.

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Causes of weird body stiffness?

Many possibilities.: Nearly 700 of them, in fact! Please read this: http://www. Rightdiagnosis. Com/symptoms/stiffness/common. Htm.

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Sudden stiffness and heaveynes in left part of body

Sudden stiffness and heaveynes in left part of body

Symptoms on 1 side: Anytime symptoms are involving 1 whole side of the body (particularly numbness or weakness), a neurological evaluation is warranted (and urgently - if not emergently). Stroke must be ruled out before other diagnoses can be entertained.

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I have neck stiffness what do I do?

I have neck stiffness what do I do?

Muscles or joints: In the absence of a fever or other signs of infection, a stiff neck usually is the result of muscle hyperactivity or possibly arthritis. Depending on your age, as always, you need a diagnosis. Heat, muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory meds may help. But as I so often emphasize in these short answers, seek a diagnosis. Treatment will logically follow. Seeing a physiatrist comes first.

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How to remove stiffness from ankle?

How to remove stiffness from ankle?

Arthritis: Most like you have some arthritis to joint or past trauma. Physical therapy should help with NSAID if painful.

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