ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R26

Abnormalities of gait and mobility

Diagnosis Code R26

ICD-10: R26
Short Description: Abnormalities of gait and mobility
Long Description: Abnormalities of gait and mobility
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R26

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • Symptoms and signs involving the nervous and musculoskeletal systems (R25-R29)
      • Abnormalities of gait and mobility (R26)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R26 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Walking Problems

We walk thousands of steps each day. We walk to do our daily activities, get around, and exercise. Having a problem with walking can make daily life more difficult.

The pattern of how you walk is called your gait. A variety of problems can cause an abnormal gait and lead to problems with walking. These include:

  • Injuries, diseases, or abnormal development of the muscles or bones of your legs or feet
  • Movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease
  • Diseases such as arthritis or multiple sclerosis
  • Vision or balance problems

Treatment of walking problems depends on the cause. Physical therapy, surgery, or mobility aids may help.

  • Walking abnormalities

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