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Old 01-31-2019, 10:15 AM   #41
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It's true that I've only, so far, seen men with this gait. I see no reason why women would not manifest it, for the same reasons.

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OP specifically mentioned men (I think) so I'm wondering if any of the responses and likely symptoms are gender specific?
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It's true that I've only, so far, seen men with this gait. I see no reason why women would not manifest it, for the same reasons.
There's a lady at our gym that has this gait.
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I wonder if women tend to have better shoulder and back flexibility partly because we do moves such as fastening and unfastening bras and reaching behind our heads to do things with our hair.
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Well, it can't be the hair. Every woman I see down here, who appears to be my age or older, has her hair shorn to 2 inches or less, and her ears sticking out!

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Well, it can't be the hair. Every woman I see down here, who appears to be my age or older, has her hair shorn to 2 inches or less, and her ears sticking out!


Well maybe some flexibility is left over from a woman's younger years.
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It's true that I've only, so far, seen men with this gait. I see no reason why women would not manifest it, for the same reasons.
My observations of either side-to-side waddling or the torso tipped forward walking posture, I’ve seen in both genders.
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I've seen a lot of this in Chicago
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Had a total hip replacement 5 years ago at age 55. Took about 9 months to get to the point where I wasn't aware of the hip replacement every time I took a step. Four years later, out of the blue, I get an intermittent functional cramp in the the quad on that side. Months of PT and little change. When the cramp isn't happening, no one would know I've had the hid replacement. When it is occurring, I have a pronounced limp, darnit. I'm facing a hip replacement on the other side in the next few years, and am not looking forward to the work to get back to "normal" but I'll do it - I hate having a limp.
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As some others have said, Parkinson's. A variety of neurological disease can cause this, but Parkinson's is the most common. If you see someone with this gait and their face is a bit 'mask' like - lake of expression...Parkinson's. Another give away is if their writing is small. It is worth noting that Parkinson's is related to exposure to pesticides and weed killers. My grandfather (on my mom's side) died of Parkinson's at about age 50 - he owned a pest control biz. My mother died of Parkinson's just a few months ago, and it is presumed she got Parkinson's from exposure as a child to her fathers pesticides. It is not the way to go, as it is a long road of misery before the end.
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I pulled a groin muscle over the weekend, and have been walking that way the last 2 days. This causes the least pain. Long steps are definitely an issue. I think there's a multitude of reasons.
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