Antalgic gait

An antalgic gait is a gait that develops as a way to avoid pain while walking (antalgic = anti- + alge, "against pain"). It is a form of gait abnormality where the stance phase of gait is abnormally shortened relative to the swing phase. It is a good indication of weight-bearing pain .[1]

Conditions associated with an antalgic gait


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