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There are several underlying causes for Trouble Walking. The disorder could be in the leg's), hip, knee and hip disorders or even a brain condition can be the cause. Rickets and osteoarthritis are also possible reasons for the walking difficulties apart from a number of other reasons like after effects of some disease or side effects of some medicines.
HOW IS TROUBLE WALKING DIAGNOSED?
During a physical examination, the doctor will review symptoms and medical history and observe the way of walking. They may perform tests to check nerve or muscle function. This will help determine whether there’s a structural problem causing the condition. The doctor may also order an imaging test, such as an X-ray, to check for fractures or broken bones. This is typically done if one has recently had an injury or fall. A more in-depth imaging test, such as an MRI, can check for torn tendons and ligaments.
HOW IS TROUBLE WALKING TREATED?
Treatment depends on the diagnosis but usually involves physiotherapy for improving balance. Deformities like uneven shape of legs or arthritis issues may call for surgical intervention. Besides this, pain killers and weight loss regimes are also suggested.
DID YOU KNOW?
Make sure to wear protective gear whenever you participate in contact sports or extreme activities such as dirt biking or rock climbing. You can minimize the risk of leg and foot injuries by protecting your legs and feet with knee pads, ankle braces, and sturdy footwear.