Improper Walking

Improper walking is an irregular, uncontrollable walking pattern. It can be due to genetic inheritance, systemic disease, or trauma. Improper walking affects the bones, muscles, and nerves present in the leg. Treating the underlying condition can cure the wrong walking pattern. For example, physical therapy strengthens the muscles and corrects the walking pattern. If the walking abnormality is permanent, they may be provided with assistive devices like crutches, walkers, or leg braces.

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What could cause occasional instability in walking with tinnitus and nausea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 59-year-old female. I have occasional instability when walking, pressure in the left half of the head, headache, constipation and tinnitus, and occasional nausea. I recently made medical tests, and I have attached it. I am not taking any medication at the moment.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Unfortunately, I cannot access your test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Could you please upload them as images? Regarding your concern, your symptoms could be related to different possible causes: 1. Lot of stress. 2. Ne...  Read Full »

What causes imbalance in walking?

Query: Hello doctor, Age : 55 years old. Sex : Male. Height: 5.4 feet. Weight : 70 kg. Initial symptoms noticed before two months: 1. Slight imbalance in walking. 2. Unable to walk properly, unable to control the direction of legs. 3. Needed support of wall (sometimes) or a person. 4. Unable to wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It appears that the patient is having neurological problem at multiple levels. 1. Causes for imbalance while walking: - Problem in cerebellum (part of brain), unlikely in this case as the MRI of brain was normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). - W...  Read Full »

CK and ALP test results are attached. What is the name of this disease?

Query: Hello doctor, My 8-year-old nephew is suffering from an unknown disease. We did two tests as suggested by the doctors. The names of the tests are CK and ALP. I am attaching the reports herewith. The doctors suggest that there is no treatment for these diseases. He walks with the help of his toes by...  Read Full »

Dr. M. A. Toyeb, Nazma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The symptoms you described and the CPK (creatine phosphokinase) result indicate a muscular dystrophy. Unfortunately, this does not have any cure as of now. I would stil...  Read Full »

My left arm seems to be raising automatically with some gait problem. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed recently that my left arm seems to be raised automatically. This is also about my waist height. I saw a neurologist three years ago, and everything was fine. I also had a brain MRI in 2018 because I was having problems with gait, sometimes need to put my hand on the wall...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The clumsy hand and gait difficulties could be related to the cervical spine stenosis. Anyway, I would recommend performing a brain MRI and a physical, neurological exam by your neurologist, before coming to this conclusion. I would also recommend stop taking Zolpide...  Read Full »

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