gait disorder

gait disorder

an abnormality in the manner or style of walking, which usually results from neuromuscular, arthritic, or other body changes. The body's center of gravity may change over the years, causing a change in the degree of knee flexion needed to maintain one's balance when walking. Some individuals with neuromuscular disorders walk with a shuffling gait or move with lurching actions. At times a gait disorder may be the result of a medication that causes confusion or loss of coordination or an eye or ear disturbance that affects the sense of balance.
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A 36-year-old male was hospitalized with gait disorder, diplopia and speech disorder.
Another problem with this child was gait disorder and bowed knee (Figure 1).
Walkers Walkers can support up to 50 percent of your body weight, and may be a better option if you have a moderately severe balance and/or gait disorder, arthritis in your hips or knees, or generalized weakness in your hips and legs, but can use your arms to do some of the load-bearing work.
A second case involved a 32-year-old man with gait disorder, tremors, and ataxia symptoms present for one year.
Immobility or hypomobility due to gait disorder in aging causes decreased survival, which can be attributed to a combination of fatal falls, reduced cardiovascular fitness, and death from an underlying disease [4, 6, 7].
These results indicate that low-light conditions add to the abnormal gait patterns of older adults with a gait disorder and ultimately this may contribute to falls.
However, the appropriate rehabilitation system for a gait disorder requires an analysis of the gait parameters.
There is common agreement that the primary clinical presentation of FA is gait disorder or ataxia (7).
Sarah's medical file showed that she had several risk factors for failing such as complaints of dizziness, a history of vertigo, obesity, gait disorder, prescription drug use, and other problems.
Less common presenting signs and symptoms include nausea, vomiting, memory loss, mental status changes, gait disorder, and visual disturbances.