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274 Possible Causes for Steppage Gait

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    The concept of "structural plasticity" has emerged as a potential mechanism in neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases such as drug abuse, depression, and dementia. Chronic alcoholism is a progressive neurodegenerative disease while the person continues to abuse alcohol, though clinical and imaging studies show[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Low Back Pain

    A 39-year-old man with a history of LBP awoke with a steppage gait pattern. Spinal imaging and tapping were negative for sinister pathologies.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Peroneal Nerve Paralysis

    Subjects demonstrated a steppage gait during swing phase and increased inversion just prior to heelstrike (p less than 0.05).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Our patient underwent several rehabilitation sessions, but his steppage gait persisted. Nerve grafting may eventually be conducted to address his steppage gait.[jmedicalcasereports.biomedcentral.com] On clinical examination, the patient walked with a high-steppage gait with inability to dorsiflex the right foot. There was no visible swelling in the knee or the leg.[file.scirp.org]

  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

    The clinical similarities between CMT and FRDA include a symmetrical neuropathy (axonal in FRDA), steppage gait, and eventually scoliosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] swing clearance ('steppage-gait').[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This results in an abnormal "steppage" gait.[orthoinfo.aaos.org]

  • Myotonic Dystrophy

    […] and people may adopt a steppage gait pattern [27] or ankle-foot- orthotics may be indicated. [9] Factors such as hand function, skin integrity, and comfort must be assessed[en.wikipedia.org] […] physical exertion measurements. [27] Orthotics [ edit ] Muscular weakness of dorsiflexors ( dorsiflexion ) hinders the ability to clear the floor during the swing phase of gait[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Alcoholic Neuropathy

    Abstract Characteristics of alcoholic neuropathy have been obscured by difficulty in isolating them from features of thiamine-deficiency neuropathy. We assessed 64 patients with alcoholic neuropathy including subgroups without (ALN) and with (ALN-TD) coexisting thiamine deficiency. Thirty-two patients with[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Distal Hereditary Motor Neuropathy Type 1

    Onset is typically in the first decade with leg are-flexia, gait disorder (toe walking or steppage gait), foot muscle atrophy or pes cavus, occasionally short Achilles tendons[academlib.com] Proprioceptive sensory loss can cause sensory ataxia and a steppage gait. Tasks involving fine motor control of the hands may also become progressively more difficult.[patient.info] gait.[journals.plos.org]

  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia with Axonal Neuropathy

    Individuals with advanced disease develop a steppage gait and pes cavus; and later become wheelchair dependent. Affected individuals have normal intellect and longevity.[healthetreatment.com] SCAN1 is an autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia (ARCA) associated with peripheral axonal motor and sensory neuropathy, distal muscular atrophy, pes cavus and steppage gait[genecards.org] In the advanced stages of the disease, affected persons develop a steppage gait and pes cavus. Other Intellect is normal.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Distal Hereditary Motor Neuropathy Type 5

    Proprioceptive sensory loss can cause sensory ataxia and a steppage gait. Tasks involving fine motor control of the hands may also become progressively more difficult.[patient.info] gait.[journals.plos.org] The degree of motor involvement is highly variable, even within families, and ranges from absent to severe distal muscle weakness and wasting of foot extensors leading to steppage[ojrd.biomedcentral.com]

  • Peroneal Nerve Compression Neuropathy

    Because of weakness in the foot and ankle, the leg often has to be lifted in exaggerated fashion to clear the floor, resulting in a so-called steppage gait.[vermontspineworks.com] Affected patients show a steppage gait pattern in which the affected foot is lifted excessively from the ground during the swing phase to clear the foot from tripping, consistent[healio.com] On clinical examination, the patient walked with a high-steppage gait with inability to dorsiflex the right foot. There was no visible swelling in the knee or the leg.[file.scirp.org]

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