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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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The Chilean navy has sent a vessel to escort the ship as she limps back to port at a speed of just four knots (5mph).
During the examination, try to determine the type of limp. Common forms include antalgic (painful), Trendelenburg (associated with weakness), and limps associated with a short limb, spasticity and/or stiffness, or poor balance.
1 Biker pulls up at club with bomb; 2 He spills petrol and lights it; 3 Biker turns into human fireball; 4 He jumps to put out the flames; 5 Getaway bike will not start; 6 He limps off pushing the bike
Jinxed: Darcheville can't hide his despair as he limps off; Starting with a bang: Darche salutes the fans after his early goal
The collection ends on the verse "La prise de la certitude," but what the reader comes away with is only an elusive hold on a world that limps toward its "Chute" (the title of her last poem) as toward an originary "Ur," stripped, like Hamlet, of a stable formal or figurative identity too long taken for granted.
Healthy young children sometimes complain of pain with walking, limps or even refuse to walk because of leg pain.
Sometimes I think that I am using that as a crutch as our chapter limps along.
The Liberal Democrats are hopelessly divided when the red-hot favourite limps over the finish line by a mere 511 votes.
SEATTLE -- Always consider the possibility of a spine problem in the child who limps, Dr.