Gait refers to a person’s natural manner of walking, running, sprinting, skipping and jogging — specifically, the pattern of movement of the limbs during locomotion.
Some health conditions that could lead to gait abnormality include Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease. Orthopedic corrective treatments such as lower extremity amputation may also create gait abnormalities.
Injuries and improperly fitting shoes can alter a person’s gait, leading to calluses, corns and other foot ailments that arise from irritation and rubbing. In addition to foot problems such as those, gait abnormality can lead to posture problems and other bodily aches and pains.