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Antalgic gait and their causes: All that one needs to know


A condition of limp developing in the foot, knee area, or hip that makes it difficult to put pressure on the area or walk

10% people from the age group of 60–69 are known to be with issues of gait disorders. [1]

- Is commonly prevalent among women than men
- Is the mostly prevalent among the elderly and aged
- May require medical supervision
- Can be cured through the medical treatment

It refers to a condition of the common type of limp developing near hip area, knees, or foot. It may result in difficulty in walking, commonly caused due to sports injury or accidents. It can be medically cured and can affect anyone. It represents an underlying medical condition and may also cause the condition such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Ages affected It can occur to any age groups and is the most prevalent among children or the elderly.


Symptoms of severe foot pain, knee pain, and pain in hips should be reported to a health care professional. Unusual walk and reduced walking speed due to pain may be observed.

People may experience
Pain - Pain in the affected area
Difficulty in walking - Difficulty to walk
Stance - Shortened stance phase


Self-care: Enough rest should be taken in this situation. Pressure should not be kept in the affected area. Cold packs can be applied to seek relief from the irritating pain.

Medications: Treatment depends on the condition. Examinations such as X-rays, ultrasound, and lab tests may be recommended to understand the situation. Accordingly, therapies, exercises, and medications will be recommended and advised to take.

Specialists: In case of abovementioned conditions, it is recommended to consult a health professional immediately. At mfine, we are here to help you and give you complete information on your health program requirements.

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