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Limping: Introduction

Limping: Walking with a limp or other gait problem. See detailed information below for a list of 66 causes of Limping, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Limping:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Limping. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Limping:

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Limping: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Limping, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Limping Treatments

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Stories from Users for Limping

Real-life user stories relating to Limping:

Message Boards for Limping

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Limping or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Limping:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Limping. Some of these are listed below :

  • Inspect gait
    • Ask person to walk normally for a few metres and then turn around and walk back. Observe nature of gait disturbance or limp - e.g. stroke will cause foot to be dropped down and the leg to be swung out in a sideways arc; if walking with the leg deviated inwards towards the other leg and the foot slightly turned outwards, the likely diagnosis is osteoarthritis.
    • Ask person to walk heel-to-toe (to exclude midline pathology of the cerebellum)
    • Ask person to walk on toes (to detect a lesion of first sacral nerve)
    • Ask person to walk on heels (to detect a lesion of the 4th or 5th lumbar nerve which causes the foot to drop)
    • Ask person to squat and then stand up - to detect proximal myopathy (i.e. disease of the muscles in thigh).
  • Physical examination
  • more tests...»

Limping: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Limping may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Limping

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Limping. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Limping: Deaths

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Causes of Limping listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Limping as a symptom include:

Definitions of Limping:

Limping or lameness.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Organs affected by Limping:

The list of organs typically affected by Limping may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Limping

The list below shows some of the causes of Limping mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Limping?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Limping. Of the 66 causes of Limping that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 63 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Limping:

The following list of conditions have 'Limping' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Limping?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Limping, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

What are the alternative names for Limping:

Lameness, Limp
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Classifications of Limping:

Subtypes of Limping:

Intermittent Stomatitis (17 causes)

Medical Conditions associated with Limping:

Walking symptoms (661 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

Symptoms related to Limping:

Gait problems, Walking difficulty (661 causes), Walking symptoms (661 causes), Leg injury, Foot injury, Ankle injury, Hip injury, Leg condition, Leg pain (214 causes), Leg infection, Knee condition, Knee pain (122 causes), Foot condition

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