Can toe-walking contribute to stiff-legged gait?

  title={Can toe-walking contribute to stiff-legged gait?},
  author={D. Casey Kerrigan and David T. Burke and Teresa Nieto and Patrick O. Riley},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  volume={80 1},
OBJECTIVE Spastic paretic stiff-legged gait, defined as reduced knee flexion in swing, has previously been attributed solely to spastic quadriceps activity. In earlier work, the authors suggested that reduced knee flexion in swing can be attributed to other indirect factors, such as poor hip flexion and abnormal foot-ankle function during gait. The present study was undertaken to determine whether toe-walking, which often occurs in conjunction with stiff-legged gait, in and of itself, might… CONTINUE READING

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