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370 Possible Causes for Difficulty Walking in Childhood

  • Arthritis

    Difficulty with daily living activities such as walking, dressing, and playing. Childhood arthritis causes permanent damage to the affected joint or joints.[cdc.gov] Signs and symptoms of childhood arthritis may include: Joint pain. Swelling. Fever. Stiffness. Rash. Fatigue (tiredness). Loss of appetite. Inflammation of the eye.[cdc.gov]

  • Neuropathy

    Clinical history was obtained with special attention to childhood illness or foot deformities and family history of neuropathy, sensory loss, foot pain, walking difficulties[care.diabetesjournals.org]

  • Cardiomyopathy

    […] or Adult (3rd decade) Psychomotor retardation Weakness Myopathy Delayed walking (66%) Weakness Most severe: Proximal arms Scapular winging : Some patients Other: Proximal[neuromuscular.wustl.edu] Truncation PNPLA2 protein: Lipase Activated by CGI-58 Major role in degradation of cytoplasmic triglycerides Mutations: Neutral lipid storage disorder Clinical Onset Age: Childhood[neuromuscular.wustl.edu] […] legs & Distal Asymmetric Difficulty walking Face: Normal Heart More involvement at later disease stages: 40 years Cardiomyopathy (33%) Abnormal EKG (100%) Heart failure Arrhythmias[neuromuscular.wustl.edu]

  • Klinefelter Syndrome

    Signs that may be apparent in childhood include: delays in starting to talk or walk learning difficulties, including trouble listening or concentrating in class poor motor[betterhealth.vic.gov.au] However, for those that do, early intervention provides the opportunity to overcome difficulties and for each boy to reach their individual potential.[betterhealth.vic.gov.au]

  • Glaucoma

    We identified three non-related patients manifesting a childhood-onset progressive neuromyopathy with congenital cataracts, delayed walking, distal weakness and wasting, glaucoma[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] and swallowing difficulties.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Symptoms Symptoms of Duchenne MD manifest early in childhood and include frequent falling, unsteady gait, and difficulty in walking properly, difficulty in running and jumping[symptoma.com] Signs and symptoms typically appear in early childhood and may include: Frequent falls Difficulty rising from a lying or sitting up position Trouble running and jumping Waddling[mayoclinic.org] […] climbing stairs and walking.[rarediseases.org]

  • X-linked Parkinsonism-Spasticity Syndrome

    Most patients present with difficulty walking or gait disturbance, noticed either by themselves or a relative.[jnnp.bmj.com] In those with childhood onset, a delay in walking is not uncommon. Other symptoms include stiffness of legs, urinary disturbance, and premature wear on footwear.[jnnp.bmj.com]

  • Pallidopyramidal Syndrome

    walking Distal amyotrophy Sensory neuropathy Frequent falls Lower limb spasticity Spastic gait Childhood onset Ankle clonus Bulimia Hammertoe Impaired vibratory sensation[mendelian.co] Parkinsonism with favorable response to dopaminergic medication Distal lower limb muscle weakness Lower limb hyperreflexia Nemaline bodies Foot dorsiflexor weakness Heterogeneous Difficulty[mendelian.co]

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    DMD symptoms may include: difficulty walking a loss of ability to walk enlarged calves learning disabilities, which occurs in about one-third of affected individuals a lack[healthline.com] […] with delay in walking, and difficulties with balance.[posna.org] Many children with DMD develop normally during infancy and early childhood.[healthline.com]

  • Astrocytoma

    Their symptoms are often related to specific locations in the brain and may include headache, nausea, visual disturbances, vomiting, weakness, difficulty walking or unusual[northwell.edu] Brain tumors are among the most common solid tumors that occur in childhood.[northwell.edu]

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