Difficulty In Walking

Difficulty walking or abnormal gait can be due to a simple localized sprain to a serious underlying neurologic disease. Some of the causes are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of leg or hip joint, fracture of the leg or hip, less flexible leg muscles, muscular dystrophy, local injury to the leg, pain due to overuse, obesity, vascular diseases, pinched nerve, spinal stenosis, multiple sclerosis, stroke, Parkinson's disease, other brain lesions, foot corn, ill-fitting shoes, diabetic foot, myopathies, etc. Medical correction of the underlying condition, along with physiotherapy, can help overcome the difficulty.

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When will walking get normal after foot fracture?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a 2,3,4 metatarsal foot fracture. Thereafter, the foot was in a cast which was removed. Now, there is as slight swelling and it hurts when walking. I am unable to walk smoothly. I partially drag the foot when walking. Hence, I request your advice on the following: When will my walki...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.2, 3, and 4 metatarsal fracture can vary from undisplaced midshaft fractures to head fracture which affects forefoot (front part of the foot) to the base of metacarpal fracture which can vary depending on the anatomy of the fracture and thus the treatment also varies.An ...  Read Full »

I had ribs and pelvic injury five years back, and I have difficulty in walking with uncontrollable pelvic movements. Kindly help

Query: Hello doctor,I tore something from my ribs and pelvis five years back; since then, my entire torso has been falling apart, and no doctor can pinpoint exactly what it is. Since the injury, my left ribs are floating around, and I can no longer control my pelvic movements, causing my pelvic joints to h...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I saw your attached photos and the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the pelvis (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). MRI shows that your pelvic joints are in perfect order of structure and outline,...  Read Full »

Does my spine MRI point towards sciatica?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 38 years old male with height 5 feet 9 inches and weight 65 kilograms facing a problem of pain in left leg, weakness, and numbness, tingling in feet and stiffness in thighs along with pain in calf muscles. I am facing a difficulty in walking. I have done an MRI of the spine. Pleas...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned a pain in the left leg along with weakness, tingling, and numbness. First of all, can you tell me the duration of your symptoms? Is there any associated back pain as well? If your leg pain more or your back pain? How much distance can you walk on a...  Read Full »

A 52 year old male is unable to walk due to nerve damage. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My uncle is 52 years old. He had an issue when he was in his young age. His nerve got pinched, and due to that incident, he was not able to walk properly. He has gone through so many tests recently. But we are not satisfied with the treatment. Please, clarify whom we should consult.  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed all his tests (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would explain that they indicate a possible genetic disorder that causes progressive paralysis. Unfortunately, there is no cure for these disorders as the brain cells, and spinal cord cells...  Read Full »

What can cause weakness and breathing trouble?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 45 years old. She is having trouble breathing. Every move exhausts her. She is weak and needs assistance while walking. She always sits in front of a fan or air-conditioner every day while having trouble breathing. It is episodic and she gets attacks while she feels tired. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Ahmed Goha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your mother is having dyspnea. Due to it, heart failure occurs. It is the inability of the heart to pump a sufficient amount of blood needed for the body. This can also occur due to previous heart problems which can be either rheumatic valvula...  Read Full »

I find walking difficult after my right knee joint got injured in a bike accident. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a bike accident about three months ago. In the accident, I got injured and underwent an MRI of the right knee joint. The report suggests the following: Bony contusion involving tibial plateau and medial femoral condyle. Partial tear of PCL. Minimal joint effusion. I am havin...  Read Full »


Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The important component of your injury is PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) tear. I would like to know a few points: How is your pain currently? Are you able to bear weight? What is the degree of PCL tear as per the report? I suggest passive mobilization and we...  Read Full »

I have discomfort and swelling in the right knee and hamstrings. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some discomfort in my right knee and hamstrings. A few days back, I realized that my right knee could not be straightened fully after my workout. When I straighten it, the right side of a particular muscle or tendon seems to hurt a lot, and it feels like the muscle above my kneecap...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest the following tablets, Tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg twice daily for ten days after food. Tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg once daily for ten days before food. Tablet Shelcal (Calcium) 500 mg once daily for 30 days before food. Tablet vitami...  Read Full »

I have short term memory loss with paresthesia on my face. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old female, and I have severe short-term memory loss (8/30 MMSE). I have paresthesia bilaterally on my face, which has spread from the upper part to around my mouth. I also have startle myoclonus and muscle stiffness. My walking speed has slowed, and the muscles in my...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Copper deficiency is a known cause for non-compressive myelopathy, which can explain your muscle stiffness, slowed walking, and clonus in legs. But startle myoclonus is a different thing. It might be a flexor spasm in legs, which someone interpreted as startle m...  Read Full »

I am a 28-year-old male with a previous history of pneumonia in childhood and facing nerve problems. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old, with a height of 5.3 feet, and my weight is probably more than 70 kilograms. I have a physical problem. I got seriously ill at the age of six months due to pneumonia. Later on, I faced that my nervous system got very weak, and I could walk adequately, neither stand u...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First, I would like to know your detailed history for making some conclusions: 1. Since what age have you started to have a problem? 2. What problem exactly you had with starting time? 3. As you mention, a weak nervous system- please te...  Read Full »

How to improve my grandmother's bed sores and lower back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My grandmother aged 91, fell in the bathroom about a month back. She was able to walk and did not have any major symptoms. Since two weeks, she has had difficulty walking and lower back pain. She had an x-ray two days ago. As she is in complete bed rest, developed bed sores. I need a revi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For me to help you with your query, I need to see the x-ray of the lower lumbar area. Kindly attach the x-ray and follow-up with the same. Revert with more information to an orthopaedician and traumatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/ort...  Read Full »

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