Diagnosis Code R26.81
Information for Medical Professionals
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- 781.2 - Abnormality of gait (approximate) Approximate Flag
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- Coordination problem
- Difficulty balancing
- Difficulty balancing when standing
- Does not balance
- Does not balance when standing
- Feels as though will fall
- General unsteadiness
- Keeps losing balance
- On examination - coordination
- On examination - generally unsteady
- Postural sway when standing
- Unsteadiness present
- Unsteady gait
- Unsteady when standing
- Unsteady when turning
Information for Patients
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 (Medical Encyclopedia)