shuffling gait


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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.

Aetiology
Basal ganglia degeneration with extrapyramidal effects in parkinsonism.

shuffling gait

Neurology A gait in which the foot is moving forward at the time of initial contact, with the foot either flat or at heel strike, or during midswing Etiology Basal ganglia degeneration with extrapyramidal effects in parkinsonism. See Parkinsonism.

shuffling gait

short, uncertain steps, with minimal flexion and toes dragging.
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Despite levodopa improving most spatiotemporal, kinematic and kinetic variables people with PD still have a slower, more shuffling gait throughout the medication cycle, compared to healthy age matched controls.
The initial hypothesis for the cause of this asymmetry was that there had been inaccurate identification of gait events given the patient's shuffling gait.
When his own internist first noted the shuffling gait, the "cog-wheel" rigidity, the slight tremor, Dad told nobody and started no medications.
He points out, for example, that the shuffling gait, jerking arm movements, and vacant facial expression we now think of as symptoms of schizophrenia are due, in large part, to dopamine deficiencies caused by current medication, not the condition itself.
Patients may have a distinctive, shuffling gait and develop depression and an impaired ability to think.
She walked with a shuffling gait and was prone to falls.
The senator's shuffling gait has slowed markedly, with aides always close at hand.
Walking tends to degenerate into a shuffling gait, with a lack of arm swing.
Another documented effect from occupational exposure to organophosphates and carbamates (although not necessarily in border agricultural workers) is a semipermanent condition called organophosphate-induced neurotoxicity, which is characterized by muscle weakness in the arms and legs giving rise to a dumsy, shuffling gait.
Loss of dopamine leads to the progressive loss of muscular control, giving rise to a variety of symptoms: stiffness, tremor, slow movement, difficulty with balance, difficulty walking, a stooped-over, shuffling gait.
This progressive neurological disorder causes muscle tremors and a shuffling gait.