Neuropathic Gait (sensory)

Etiology

  • Toxins
  • Meds
  • Inflammation
  • Infxn
  • B12 defic, etc
  • Peripheral or central nerve dysfxn from dm
  • Metabolic problems

Symptoms

  • Not at rest
  • Difficulty when get up and walk
  • Slowly progressive

Physical Exam Findings

  • Impaired proprioception→ diminished input from feet about their position, worse when cant see their feet, often strike ground hard w/each step in effort to feel, findings of dorsal column dysfunction