Abnormal Gait (Walking) And Muscle Stiffness (Rigidity)

Last Editorial Review: 10/15/2020

Changes in gait and muscle symptoms can be related to strenuous exercise or to conditions that affect the muscles or nerves. While many different conditions can cause these symptoms, examples can include Parkinson disease and problems with the lumbar spine. Injury may also cause this type of symptom. If you are concerned about your symptoms, see the advice of a doctor.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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