Antalgic gait

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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 can be a good indication of pain with weight-bearing.[1]

Conditions associated with an antalgic gait[edit]


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