ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 781.2

Abnormality of gait

Diagnosis Code 781.2

ICD-9: 781.2
Short Description: Abnormality of gait
Long Description: Abnormality of gait
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 781.2

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions (780–799)
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 781 Symptoms involving nervous and musculoskeletal systems

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Walking Problems

We walk thousands of steps each day. We walk to do our daily activities, get around, and exercise. Having a problem with walking can make daily life more difficult.

The pattern of how you walk is called your gait. A variety of problems can cause an abnormal gait and lead to problems with walking. These include:

  • Injuries, diseases, or abnormal development of the muscles or bones of your legs or feet
  • Movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease
  • Diseases such as arthritis or multiple sclerosis
  • Vision or balance problems

Treatment of walking problems depends on the cause. Physical therapy, surgery, or mobility aids may help.

  • Walking abnormalities


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