ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R26.81

Unsteadiness on feet

Diagnosis Code R26.81

ICD-10: R26.81
Short Description: Unsteadiness on feet
Long Description: Unsteadiness on feet
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R26.81

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The code R26.81 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the nervous and musculoskeletal systems (R25-R29)
      • Abnormalities of gait and mobility (R26)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
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  • Coordination problem
  • Difficulty balancing
  • Difficulty balancing when standing
  • Does not balance
  • Does not balance when standing
  • Feels as though will fall
  • General unsteadiness
  • Keeps losing balance
  • On examination - coordination
  • On examination - generally unsteady
  • Postural sway when standing
  • Unsteadiness present
  • Unsteady gait
  • Unsteady when standing
  • Unsteady when turning

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)

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