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an abnormal gait pattern in which one side of the body dips or moves slightly downward with ambulation.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


A lame walk with a yielding step; asymmetrical gait.
See also: claudication.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


A lame walk with a yielding step; asymmetric gait.
See also: claudication
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about limp

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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Symptoms include being a school-age male, limping only on the affected side, limited ROM, and pain in the hip, groin, or knee (Zorc et al., 2013).
Signs of sore pads can be limping or refusing to walk, licking or chewing at the feet, colour change of the pads, partially missing pads and blisters or redness.
INJURED: The puppy was found limping along a Middlesbrough street
"Izzy came in Wednesday night and I thought she'd been in a fight because she was limping. It wasn't until later that I saw the cut on her neck," she said.
David Beckham gave England coach Steve McClaren another injury headache ahead of vital Euro 2008 qualifiers by limping out of Los Angeles Galaxy's SuperLiga trophy final defeat against Pachuca in Carson, California.
"Ballack is limping, Carvalho is limping, Robben limping, so the picture is not a good one.
The 23-year-old has not played since limping off during the first half of his side's FA Cup quarter-final clash with Tottenham on March 13 after a hernia problem reached the point of no return.
A scowling ten year old, limping around the lens, then gone.
"So when you see a 1-year-old child who is limping and does not have a normal gait, keep this diagnosis in mind."
The word translated as "the lame" is a substantive participle meaning the "limping ones." Recalling that Jacob limped after his encounter with the Lord (Gen 32:31), suddenly we understand the richness of this expression.
LIMPING MAN--about forty, a lisping, limping, half-blind, half-deaf man with secrets.