Causes of Gait Symptoms

Simple Causes: Simple causes of gait abnormalities include:

  • Physical injury
  • Leg injury
  • Foot injury
  • Ankle injury
  • Limping
  • Hip injury
  • Groin injury
  • Knee injury
  • Leg paralysis symptoms
  • Stroke

Temporary Gait Disturbances: Some of the possible causes of temporary gait difficulty may include:

Physical Disorders: Physical conditions of the legs, feet, knee, or related regions may cause gait problems, such as:

Hip Disorders: Disorders of the hips may cause limp or otherwise affect gait:

  • Hip joint disorders
  • Hip injury
  • Congenital hip dislocation
  • Congenital hip dysplasia
  • Coxa vara (hip deformity)
  • Coxa valga (hip deformity)

Leg Nerve Disorders: Disorders of the nerves in the leg may affect walking:

Cerebral Disorders: Brain disorders causing gait difficulty include:

Spinal Disorders: Physical spine conditions or vertebral conditions causing gait issues, through effects on the spinal nerve roots of the leg’s nerves, include:

Neurological Disorders: Spinal cord disorders and other systemic nerve disorders causing gait symptoms include:

Other Causes: Other gait disorder causes include:

  • Muscular dystrophy (e.g. Duchenne’s)
  • Gait ataxia (gait difficulty due to sensory ataxia)
  • Liver failure
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Sickle cell crisis

Other Infectious Causes: Infections that may cause gait disorders, usually as a late complication, include:

Poisons and Toxins: Toxic causes of gait difficulty include:

Other Causes: Other causes of gait symptoms include:

Similar Symptoms: See also causes of these related or similar symptoms:



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