shuffling gait

(redirected from festinant gait)

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The lower the resting blood pressure[10], the more hurried the gait; ambient monitoring of blood pressure may provide an explanation of the break into a festinant gait.