ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R26.2

Difficulty in walking, not elsewhere classified

Diagnosis Code R26.2

ICD-10: R26.2
Short Description: Difficulty in walking, not elsewhere classified
Long Description: Difficulty in walking, not elsewhere classified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R26.2

Valid for Submission
The code R26.2 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • 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.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R26.2 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 555 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITH MCC
  • 556 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITHOUT MCC

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  • 719.7 - Difficulty in walking

Synonyms
  • Deterioration in ability to walk
  • Deterioration in ability to walk up stairs
  • Difficulty in walking backward pulling large toy
  • Difficulty in walking carrying large toy
  • Difficulty initiating walking
  • Difficulty walking down a slope
  • Difficulty walking down hill
  • Difficulty walking down stairs
  • Difficulty walking down step
  • Difficulty walking heel to toe
  • Difficulty walking on a narrow line
  • Difficulty walking on the flat
  • Difficulty walking up a slope
  • Difficulty walking up hill
  • Difficulty walking up stairs
  • Difficulty walking up step
  • Does not initiate walking
  • Does not walk
  • Does not walk backward pulling large toy
  • Does not walk carrying large toy
  • Does not walk down a slope
  • Does not walk down hill
  • Does not walk down stairs
  • Does not walk down step
  • Does not walk heel to toe
  • Does not walk on a narrow line
  • Does not walk on the flat
  • Does not walk up a slope
  • Does not walk up hill
  • Does not walk up stairs
  • Does not walk up step
  • Unable to initiate walking
  • Unable to walk
  • Unable to walk backward pulling large toy
  • Unable to walk carrying large toy
  • Unable to walk down a slope
  • Unable to walk down hill
  • Unable to walk down stairs
  • Unable to walk down step
  • Unable to walk heel to toe
  • Unable to walk on a narrow line
  • Unable to walk on the flat
  • Unable to walk up a slope
  • Unable to walk up hill
  • Unable to walk up step
  • Walking difficulty due to ankle and foot
  • Walking difficulty due to lower leg
  • Walking difficulty due to multiple sites
  • Walking difficulty due to pelvic region and thigh
  • Walking disability

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R26.2 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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