Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Abnormal Gait Treatment

The treatment for difficulty walking depends on the underlying cause. Physical therapy is helpful for those who have damage to the part of the brain that controls balance and the muscles in the leg. Unfortunately, this can result in permanent difficulty walking. Physical therapy may also be helpful for those who have injuries, or damage to the muscles or nerves that control the leg.

Treatment for difficulty walking may include:

  • Support while walking:
    • Use a walker.
    • Use crutches.
    • Use a cane.
  • Wheelchair
  • Physical therapy

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Abnormal Gait References
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