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incapable of normal locomotion; deviation from the normal gait. See also claudication.
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adj. lamer, lamest
1. Disabled so that movement, especially walking, is difficult or impossible: Lame from the accident, he walked with a cane. A lame wing kept the bird from flying.
2. Marked by pain or rigidness: a lame back.
tr.v. lamed, laming, lames
To cause to become lame; cripple.

lame′ly adv.
lame′ness n.
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Q. My two years old boy started to limp and to complain about foot pain. what can it be? My two years boy is complaining about a left foot pain. the pain starts in his thigh and radiates down. He doesn't have fever or any other symptom. He started waking in the age of 1.5 years and he never walked well. He seems like he is never balanced on his left leg. His labor was traumatic, and I needed a C-section. what can be the source of his complaints?

A. Hello...has your son been seen by a pediatric orthopedist? There are many things this could be...including flat feet, no arches (have the child step in water and then walk on concrete...see if you can see an arch there or is there nothing but the water with no indication of an arch. Just in case of something more serious, and not to frighten you, but let's say things are out there today, ? a rare syndrome or even Charcot? Only a pediatric orthopedist could address those types of issues and no mom ever wants to see her son or daughter suffer...
it hurts us as much as them I think! If it continues or gets worse, please do not delay in seeing the pediatric orthopedist to be sure.
I hope this was helpful and blessings your way. BARBS

Q. is the one first question i asked here a lame one? it's just that it's been 15 days. i think i put some real effort in confronting myself so as to benefit, not waste anyones or my time. i don't know i figured more feedback would be offered. hey if it's kind of a i don't know hopeless question maybe any answer, really any answer at all would be appreciated? thanks...

A. Thank you!

Q. My arms go limp And my chest hurts. There is no way I can lift my arms. It lasts 10 min. This eposode comes on every few days. Its scary. Drs. have no clue. Thanks betty

A. well, i'm not a Dr...but there is a web site that might give you a clue on what's wrong and what questions to ask the Dr. sometimes it's important to know what kind of Dr. you need:

good luck! i hope you'll get a lead!

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Do you feel permission to lament before God, bringing Him your failed hopes and disappointments?
Though exceptional in many ways, the sequence of lament poems composed and performed by Ireland's epic hero Cu Chulainn are one of the earliest extended literary representations (7) of the Irish genre of lament poetry most widely known by its Modern Irish designation, caoineadh (Old Irish cained).
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A new critical edition, grounded on the most recent scholarship of the genre of City Laments, is therefore a welcome contribution.
I especially lament the loss of security that leaving will inevitably cost us.
Once the destroyed city bewailed in the Ur Lament was identified by scholars as Ur, (5) it became easier to date the text and understand its historical and cultural background.
Their dialogue reassesses psychology, history, and creativity through the lens of the Red Book; they examine their new treasure with enthusiasm, and analyze, among other things, the return to the dead, listening to their lament, and accepting them with love.
We lament the fallout from the sexual abuse crisis, the double standard that exists in the treatment of priests as compared to bishops--we lament that we are not a forgiving church.
For instance, in Lament, the tallest pots are grouped in the middle with the shorter ones graduated out to the sides.
However, while a God who cries into a heavenly pillow in hopeless lament does not do anybody any good, our God who trembles and roars with the tears of heavenly lament, swallows up death (Isa 25:8) and makes all things new (Rev 25:5).
However, after some time, I was able to convince women of my interest in the poetry of the laments, and, for the sake of my research (and often at the request of my Luxor colleague, Jamal Zaki al-Din al-Hajaji), women famed for their ability to lament agreed to cluster together (as they would normally do at the commemoration of the anniversary of a death) and intone laments into my tape recorder.
Hinze argues that lament plays a critically important role in