Gait Problem 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.
- Physical therapy
For more information:
Gait Problem Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat difficulty walking:
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