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56 Possible Causes for Postural Defect, Spastic Gait

  • Cerebral Palsy

    […] due to a defect in or damage to the developing brain'; a developmental paediatrician performed neurological examinations at 18 months 1 RCT: definition not clear; children[doi.org] BACKGROUND: Previous researchers reported that popliteal angle did not correlate well with knee angle during gait in individuals with spastic cerebral palsy (CP).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Birth defects, such as spinal curvature, a small jawbone, or a small head sometimes occur along with CP. Symptoms may appear or change as a child gets older.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Autosomal Recessive Spastic Paraplegia Type 32

    SPG51 is a non-progressive disorder of movement and/or posture resulting from defects in the developing central nervous system.[malacards.org] […] type 2, Juvenile (Spastic gait) Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis type 2 (Spastic gait) Ataxia (Spastic gait) Autosomal dominant inheritance ... ...[familydiagnosis.com] gait and hyperreflexia of the lower limbs.[diseaseinfosearch.org]

  • Spastic Paraplegia Type 2

    Female heterozygotes Female heterozygotes are women who carry one copy of the defective gene and one good copy of the gene.[ulf.org] The disease spectrum for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease and spastic paraplegia type 2 is extraordinarily broad, ranging from a spastic gait in the pure form of spastic paraplegia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] There are a number of references which give descriptions of a spastic gait - here's part of one I like: When a person has a spastic gait, his legs are typically weak and abnormally[hspjourney.blogspot.com]

  • Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease

    Female heterozygotes Female heterozygotes are women who carry one copy of the defective gene and one good copy of the gene.[ulf.org] The disease spectrum for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease and spastic paraplegia type 2 is extraordinarily broad, ranging from a spastic gait in the pure form of spastic paraplegia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] paraplegia 2 (SPG2; see this term), a disorder primarily characterized by spastic gait in its pure form.[orpha.net]

  • Cockayne Syndrome

    It consists of: Treatment of specific signs and symptoms: Physiotherapy to loosen joints, correct posture defects, and keep muscles supple Medication to relax spastic muscles[news-medical.net] Spasticity • Rounded back • Deep set eyes, small slender straight nose • Dental caries (cavities) • Retinopathy and/or cataracts • Hearing loss • Poor circulation (cold[flipper.diff.org] Medication such as baclofen and carbidopa-levodopa may be prescribed to relieve spasticity and tremor respectively.[syndromespedia.com]

  • Spondylolisthesis

    A defect in pars interarticularis leads to this form. Hyperextended posture is the common cause.[symptoma.com] These children walk with a peculiar spastic gait called pelvic waddle or crouched gait. Scoliosis associated with spondylolisthesis may be found.[boneandspine.com] Spondylolisthesis is common in athletes and gymnasts as a result of hyperextended postures.[symptoma.com]

  • Cervical Spondylosis

    […] maintain a comfortable posture.[cervical-spondylosis.com] An individual may develop a spastic gait, causing him to walk stiffly and even drag his toes.[newhealthadvisor.com] After surgery, the patient's spasticity and gait difficulties improved. She was discharged to inpatient rehabilitation for further treatment of upper extremity weakness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cervical Osteoarthritis

    […] maintain a comfortable posture.[cervical-spondylosis.com] A stiff or spastic gait is also characteristic of CSM in its later stages.[aafp.org] Mixed: Root and cord involvement, eg. neck pain with root deficit and clumsy hand along with spastic paraparesis and gait disturbances.[gmjournal.co.uk]

  • Inherited Congenital Spastic Tetraplegia

    […] resulting from defects in the developing central nervous system.[genecards.org] Reflexes become exaggerated, and leg cramps, twitches, and spasms occur, making leg movements stiff and jerky (called a spastic gait).[merckmanuals.com] Hereditary spastic paraplegia ( HSP ) is a group of inherited diseases whose main feature is a progressive gait disorder.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Radiculopathy

    defects which can go on to affect movement mechanisms of the rest of the body.[physio-pedia.com] Eventually gait disturbance occurred (spasticity) with slight bladder and rectal disturbances.[dynamicchiropractic.com] […] as a decrease in muscle length of the cervical spine musculature (upper fibres of trapezius, scaleni, levator scapulae), weakness, joint stiffness, capsule tightness and postural[physio-pedia.com]

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