Our walking is a complicated process: each step involves our nervous and skeletal systems, and it is so automatic that we do not even notice it. There are superstitions that claim that a person’s walking can reveal many things about a person.
There are 6 peculiarities that can indicate that something more serious is happening, and they are even confirmed by scientific research.
We found out what our walk could reveal about potential hidden health issues. If you notice any of these traits in yourself, friends or family, suggest that you visit a doctor.
Possible reasons: knee or hip problems. When we take a step forward, our knee should straighten. If your leg is difficult to stretch, you may have joint problems. Resulting in the smallest amplitude of a step.
A visit to the doctor is recommended to examine the knee and hip joints. If you don’t see a doctor, you may experience back pain from the load placed on your lower back.
Possible reason: arthritis in the knee. If someone walks unsteady, it is impossible to lean on one leg. Sometimes a person can lose their balance, especially if their knee is “stuck.”
This is very dangerous because the knee can “lock” at an inopportune moment and a person can fall and be injured. An unsteady walk is a sign that the doctor should examine the knee.
Stiffness In Hands
Possible reason: back problems. When we take a step with the right leg, the torso muscles on the left side act as stabilizers and we move the left hand forward. This principle works for every stage.
If the width of your arms is small, you may have back problems – such as a herniated spinal disc or another disorder. If you experience stiff hands when walking, we suggest that you see an orthopedist or neurologist.
Possible reasons: multiple sclerosis, neurological disorders, muscle problems. Instead of lifting your leg and gently putting your foot down, you slap your foot down onto the floor.
This may be happening for the following reasons: muscular dystrophy, pinched nerve, back problems, or multiple sclerosis.
Possible reasons: head injury. If you notice a person finding it difficult to balance and leaning slightly while walking, don’t jump to the conclusion that alcohol is the reason.
It can also be the result of injury. It is also necessary to take into account that after a head injury, a person may feel dizzy when going up or downstairs.
Possible reasons: depression. When observing a depressed person we note: vertical movements of the head, rocking of the trunk, slow and short steps and slow movements of the arms.
If a person is feeling sad, you can walk with them and help them speed up. We change our mood when we change our walking speed.
The walking of a person depends on many factors (including sociocultural). How is your walk, are you slow or fast?