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25 Possible Causes for Difficulty Walking, Inability to Walk on Heels, Sciatica

  • Lumbar Spondylosis

    […] on your toes or heels.)[] It is abnormal pressure on spinal nerves that leads to symptoms such as pain in the legs (sciatica), numbness and tingling, weakness, difficulty walking and back pain.[] Cases with degenerative low back pain and sciatica were assessed before and after therapeutic interventions with combined movement examination and a battery of self-report[]

  • Sciatica

    […] to bring the foot upwards (walk on heels) Weakness in lifting the big toe or ankle up Pain and/or numbness on top of the foot, particularly between the big toe and second[] This may show: Weakness when bending the knee Difficulty bending the foot inward or down Difficulty walking on your toes Difficulty bending forward or backward Abnormal or[] While this test is positive in about 90% of people with sciatica, approximately 75% of people with a positive test do not have sciatica.[]

  • Cervical Spondylosis

    […] on your toes or heels.)[] Next, your doctor will examine your arms, shoulders, neck, legs and hands for signs of: Reflex changes, either diminished or overactive Loss of balance or difficulty walking[] Therapeutically, it has been found useful for alleviating cervical spondylitis, back ache and sciatica.[]

  • Lumbar and Sacral Arthritis

    […] on your toes or heels.)[] walking long distances.[] Sciatica is not in itself a disease.[]

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture

    They are unable to continue the activity and have an extreme loss of strength with the inability to effectively walk.[] Additionally, because the function of the Achilles tendon is to enable plantarflexion (bending the foot downward), patients often have difficulty walking or standing up on[] Strain Cramps DOMS - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness Overuse Injuries Systemic Conditions Rheumatoid Arthritis Fibromyalgia Psoriatic Arthritis Lupus Neurological Conditions Sciatica[]

  • Cervical Osteoarthritis

    […] on your toes or heels.)[] Other common symptoms include shoulder and arm pain, tingling in your arms, hands or feet, poor coordination or difficulty walking, poor reflexes and decreased bladder control[] As the condition progresses, complications such as numbness, sciatica or herniated discs may appear. What are the signs and symptoms of neck (cervical) osteoarthritis?[]

  • Low Back Pain

    These would include the inability to walk or inability to raise or lower your foot at the ankle.[] Symptoms include: Pain radiating to the legs Muscle spasms Aching Stiffness Soreness if touched Difficulty walking It is important to note that patients can experience lumbago[] Low back pain and sciatica: summary of NICE guidance Ian A Bernstein , musculoskeletal physician and general practitioner 1 , Qudsia Malik , senior research fellow 2 , Serena[]

  • Lumbar Osteoarthritis

    […] on your toes or heels.)[] When I have sciatica attacks, I wear a back belt, purchased from a pharmacy.[] Emergency surgery, though rare, may be needed if there is severe neurological impairment (great difficulty in walking or there is a sudden loss of bladder or bowel function[]

  • Myelopathy

    She exhibited a spastic gait on the right with inability to heel walk or tandem walk. She had difficulty squatting.[] His walking improved for several days. However, his symptoms then became significantly worse, and he had difficulty walking.[] Pressure on the sciatic nerve causes sciatica, or leg pain, tingling or numbness. Causes include a nerve that is pinched, irritated, inflamed or damaged by disease.[]

  • Back Muscle Spasms

    These would include the inability to walk or inability to raise or lower your foot at the ankle.[] Neurological signs: pins and needles (paraesthesia), numbness (anaesthesia), leg muscle weakness, altered reflexes, difficulty walking, loss of control of bladder or bowels[] It sounds like it could be sciatica (from the way you've been sitting, either in bed/sofa/chair hunched over the computer while on the forum.....)[]

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