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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.. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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