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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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In the first of these four acts, the sensation of increased heaviness of the dead child in his arms is not solely the result of limpness that death imparts to the child's body.
It seemed to me possible, from the uncomprehending way he had eyed my report and the unbusinesslike limpness of his grip on the pencil, that Dad himself might not be able to read or write at all!
He mentioned seeing the crew readily eat many species of fish other than the rockfishes caught by the vessel, but the ragfish was rejected for its limpness and "ugly" look (Fig.
Coventry acknowledge the limpness of their start by making a number of changes for the match against Bristol at Coundon Road.
"And I get paranoid, depressed and have anxiety attacks." Gary also suffers from cataplexy, a muscular limpness, which causes him to collapse, fully conscious, without warning.
All that he discovers is a momentary image of a dead-looking hand: "Is its limpness that of Adam before he was touched with life, or [...] of final despairing surrender?" (249).
But no amount of amiable goofing could entirely compensate for the aimlessness of the spoofing, and the general, uh, limpness of the wit on display here.
The limpness of the cable provides low resistance to movement and flexes easily in any direction.
] the seriousness, the limpness, the honesty, the poverty--all this pleased Fedor so much, he was so amazed and tickled by the fact that an author with such a mental and verbal style was considered to have influenced the literary destiny of Russia.
When cooked to your personal preference for crunchiness or limpness, remove the asparagus from the grill and serve.
One of his booted feet was flopping right beside my shoulder, just flopping there with an absolute limpness I'd never seen.
The senator's action even obliquely rebuked Democrats for the limpness of their opposition.