Walking is typically a smooth motion created by putting one foot in front of the other. Unless you’re walking on an uneven surface, your walking pattern should feel steady and even. However, your walking pattern is no longer smooth if you have an unsteady gait. It may be shuffling, uneven, or feel otherwise unstable.
An “unsteady gait” has many potential causes that range from temporary to long term. An unsteady gait can increase your risk for falls and injury, so it’s important to seek medical help for more serious causes of this symptom.
Doctors may also describe an unsteady gait as an “ataxic” gait. This means the person is walking in an abnormal, uncoordinated, or unsteady manner.
An unsteady gait can encompass several different symptoms. Examples include:
- dizziness or vertigo when walking
- shuffling when walking
- instability, or lacking balance
People with a chronically unsteady gait often have a wide stance when walking. They may walk slowly and exhibit caution when walking, and may even stumble.
Many disorders and contributing factors cause an unsteady gait. According to theCleveland Clinic, there are often multiple causes of an unsteady gait. This include:
- alcohol intoxication
- cardiac arrhythmia
- cervical spondylosis
- congestive heart failure
- coronary artery disease
- diabetes mellitus
- foot disorders
- hearing impairment
- hepatic encephalopathy
- human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated neuropathy
- lumbar spinal stenosis
- multiple sclerosis
- muscle weakness or atrophy
- orthostatic hypotension
- Parkinson’s disease
- peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
- peripheral neuropathy
- sleep disorders
- substance abuse
- thromboembolic disease
- vestibular disorders
- visual impairment
- vitamin B12 deficiency
Taking four or more medications at a time is also associated with increased risk for an unsteady gait. Prescription drugs such as these are also associated with increased risk for an unsteady gait:
Mudra For Unsteady walk(gait)
Mudra is a part of holistic healing Ayurveda and Yoga. It is very useful and easy to practice anyone can do it anytime, and there is no need of any expertise to do it. Just thirty to forty-five minutes of regular practice is enough to get good results. To know more about these mudras click on the links.
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