Difficulty Walking Overview
What is difficulty walking?
A person with difficulty walking may have mild limping, or may be unable to stand. Difficulty walking may be caused by an abnormality in the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, inner ear, or bones, joints, and muscles. Other causes for difficulty walking include drug or alcohol intoxication and head injury.
What are the symptoms of difficulty walking?
Additional symptoms that occur with difficulty walking due to stroke include arm or leg weakness or numbness, facial weakness, difficulty speaking, confusion, and changes in vision.
How does the doctor treat difficulty walking?
The treatment for difficulty walking depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for difficulty walking may include physical therapy and the use of a walker, crutches, or cane.
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