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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Difficulty Walking (Definition)

Difficulty walking is a broad term that encompasses multiple medical conditions. One type of difficulty walking is called claudication. In claudication, a person can begin having severe pain or tightness or cramping that can make it difficult to walk. Claudication can have a vascular or neurological cause or both. Cardiac and pulmonary patients can have trouble walking ...Read more


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I am experiencing hip pain, difficulty walking, limited hip movement and low back pain ?

I am experiencing  hip pain, difficulty walking, limited hip movement and low back pain ?

See a Doctor: Since you are 16 years old and these symptoms are serious concerns please seek medical treatment at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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I am experiencing neck pain, low back pain, hip pain, difficulty walking, knee pain, knee swelling .i had a baby 6 months ago and the pain started ?

I am experiencing  neck pain, low back pain, hip pain, difficulty walking, knee pain, knee swelling .i had a baby 6 months ago and the pain started ?

Need a thorough exam: With this many joints and symptoms involved, an in-person exam is the only way to go. In the absence of trauma, an auto-immune process has to be aconsideration. A history, exam, x-rays and laboratory work-up will likely be a part of the process. ...Read more

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Traumatic acetabular fx with orif two yrs ago. Now have increasing weight bearing pain and difficulty walking. Should i worry ?

Reevaluation: Depending on the type of acetabular fracture and quality of reduction, outcomes can differ. This is an articular fracture and lead to post-traumatic arthritis. I'd have repeat x-rays. You may have developed arthritis and require a total hip replacement. I would see an orthopedic trauma surgeon or a adult reconstruction surgeon to get x-rays and see what they say. ...Read more

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Do hydrocephalus cause walking problems?

Do hydrocephalus cause walking problems?

Depends on cause: Many patients with hydrocephalus are otherwise normal without walking problems. Some with spina bifida can not walk at all. In elderly with low pressure hydrocephalus, walking gets worse even without pressure. If this is new and progressive, a thorough neurological evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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If you are bowlegged, will you eventually have walking problems?

If you are bowlegged, will you eventually have walking problems?

Possibly: Being bow-legged puts increased stress to the lateral or outside compartments of the knees. This can lead to osteoarthritic changes in these compartments. ...Read more

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I've recently been having walking problems, calves hurt whenever i walk. Any advice?

I've recently been having walking problems, calves hurt whenever i walk. Any advice?

PAD/PVD: If you're describing muscle pain rather than joint, you might have peripheral artery/vascular disease (PAD/PVD). Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/peripheral-artery-disease/basics/symptoms/con-20028731. Symptoms abate w/rest then recur w/more activity. Legs may be cold w/less hair growth. Wounds are slow to heal. If you smoke, quit. Then go see Family Doc for evaluation (ABI) ...Read more

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At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about walking problems. Is that ok?

At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about walking problems.  Is that ok?

Walking difficulties: It is important to share issues with your physician. Walking difficulties can be a herald of something more serious. Early diagnosis and treatment may be in your best interest. ...Read more

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I have pain on left leg and hand. It could be nerve problem. I have difficulty walking, balancing my walks. Even noow my left side is in pain. ?

I have pain on left leg and hand. It could be nerve problem. I have difficulty walking, balancing my walks. Even noow my left side is in pain. ?

See your doctor.: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I have neuropathy in feet and legs...NO PAIN just numbness (nerve problems) resulting in difficulty walking . How can I get relief.

Diabetes?: You don't mention your age or if you have diabetes - but if you do be concerned about your blood sugar control. Have a good exam and let the Dr diagnose the underlying condition(s) that might be better managed. It's a really good idea to nip this before pain or other problems. ...Read more

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Have lower back pain difficulty walking more than 200m shortness of breath..Any idea what the problem could be?

Have lower back pain  difficulty walking more than 200m shortness of breath..Any idea what the problem could be?

DOE w/ LBP: The cause of shortness of breath with activity (dyspnea on exertion) and lower back pain cannot be readily known by a physician unless you are seen by the doctor in person for an evaluation. These two complaints are very general, have a myriad of causes and likely involve more than one body system or organ. Any answer would be speculative. Seek proper medical evaluation when in doubt. ...Read more

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Extreme pain in lower back. Radiates down left leg. ER visit xray shows no bone problem. Pain medication works little if any. Difficulty walking.

A few possibilities: None of these show up on X-ray: disc or ligament injury, pinched nerve due to disc or vertebral dysfunction, nerve inflammation, muscle spasm, or several other causes of sciatica-type pain in the back & leg.A good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers.Manipulation can solve several of these causes.MRI may be needed if reflexes/strength are diminished. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more