ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R26.8

Other abnormalities of gait and mobility

Diagnosis Code R26.8

ICD-10: R26.8
Short Description: Other abnormalities of gait and mobility
Long Description: Other abnormalities of gait and mobility
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R26.8

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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 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 (Medical Encyclopedia)

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