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Would walking with an awkward gait be considered a mental or physical condition?

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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Could be either

It is a symptom and it could be neurological or due to phsycial injuries or problems.

In brief: Could be either

It is a symptom and it could be neurological or due to phsycial injuries or problems.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Could be a sign

Gait disturbances can be casued by peripheral or back injuries, neurological diseases or specific movement disorders.
There are different terms which are used to describe gait difficulties - petit pas, antalgic gait, shuffling gait, limps etc - but the key to managment and treating is knowing what the cause or disease that is causing the gait problem.

In brief: Could be a sign

Gait disturbances can be casued by peripheral or back injuries, neurological diseases or specific movement disorders.
There are different terms which are used to describe gait difficulties - petit pas, antalgic gait, shuffling gait, limps etc - but the key to managment and treating is knowing what the cause or disease that is causing the gait problem.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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