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153 Possible Causes for Limping Gait

  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

    In fact, most patients with SCFE are teenagers with knee or hip pain who subsequently exhibit an intermittent limping gait.[] As the epiphysis continues to slip, there may be decreased range of motion and a limping gait.[] In acute on chronic phase, patient presents with pain, limp, and altered gait occurring for several months, suddenly becoming very painful.[]

  • Congenital Hip Dysplasia

    The condition tends to worsen as the child grows and if not treated, may result in the child learning to walk with a limp or unusual waddling gait.[] Ambulatory children: Often present after a leg-length discrepancy, limp, or waddling gait is noticed.[] A congenital hip dislocation results in limping or waddling gait immediately after the child begins to walk.[]

  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

    Clinical features include a limping gait and hip pain frequently radiating into the thigh, knees, groin, or buttocks. Pain is worse with activities.[] Physical examination usually reveals a limping gait. The mobility of the hip is limited mainly in internal rotation and abduction.[] Common Symptoms: painless limp mild or intermittent pain in anterior thigh painful limp antalgic gait mild restriction of motion (on abduction and internal rotation) thigh[]

  • Calcaneus Fracture

    gait.[] Fracture or Broken Heel, walking may not be affected to a large extent as the Achilles tendon comes to the rescue and supports the body weight but still the person may have a limping[]

  • Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head

    The clinical manifestations of ANFH, including pain on exertion, limping gait, and discrepancy in leg length, cause considerable disability.[] Until you are able to walk without a significant limp, we recommend that you continue to use a walking aid, such as your crutches, or a cane/stick.[] Improper gait can lead to a host of other pains in the knee, hip and back so it is prudent to use a walking aid until virtually normal walking can be achieved.[]

  • Psoas Abscess

    Two years later, she presented with fever, limping gait, and right flank pain.[] Two years later, she presented with fever, limping gait, and right flank pain for 3 days.[] Unfortunately, 4 months later, she was readmitted with a 2-day history of fever, limping gait and pain in the right groin.[]

  • Osteomyelitis

    Changes in gait (walking pattern that is a painful, yielding a limp) or unwillingness to bear weight in children.[]

  • Leg Length Inequality

    (limp) and/or lumbar scoliosis & lower back pain Possible spinal anatomical changes for long-standing conditions Vertebral body wedging, increased spurring Increased disc[] Gait (pattern of walking) abnormality, such as a limp Knee, hip or back pain Apparent scoliosis (curvature of the spine) Limb Length Inequality Diagnosis A detailed medical[] Beyond 3 cm. however, the limp is quite pronounced, and medical care is often sought at that point.[]

  • Hip Disease

    Pain, limping, or limitation of movement are rarely observed and are usually transient. 4 As healing is complete, Meyer dysplasia needs no treatment.[] Knee and foot As mentioned previously, young children may have difficulty communicating the cause of their pain or limp.[] If both hips are dislocated, the child’s abnormal walk (gait) is difficult to detect.[]

  • Sever's Disease

    Gait may be normal; the patient may walk with a limp or exhibit a forceful heel strike.[]

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