ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R26.89

Other abnormalities of gait and mobility

Diagnosis Code R26.89

ICD-10: R26.89
Short Description: Other abnormalities of gait and mobility
Long Description: Other abnormalities of gait and mobility
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R26.89

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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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  • 3 point swing through gait
  • 3 point swing to gait
  • 4 point gait
  • Abnormal gait due to impairment of balance
  • Abnormal gait due to muscle weakness
  • Accelerating gait
  • Amputee gait
  • Antalgic gait
  • Arthritic gait
  • Athetotic gait
  • Bouncy gait
  • Buttocks prominent when walking
  • Calcaneal gait
  • Cautious gait
  • Cerebellar gait
  • Choreic gait
  • Circling gait
  • Claudication
  • Coordination problem
  • Crouch gait
  • Double step gait
  • Drag-to gait
  • Dystonic gait
  • Extensor thrust pattern
  • Extrapyramidal gait
  • Festinating gait
  • Finding of gait with walking aid
  • Finding of use of secondary maneuvers to overcome interrupted gait
  • Foot-drop gait
  • Freezing of gait
  • Frontal gait disorder
  • Gait apraxia
  • Gluteus maximus gait
  • Heel toe gait
  • Impairment of balance
  • Incongruous gait
  • Interrupted gait
  • In-toeing gait
  • Knuckling over
  • Limp occurring during childhood
  • Limping
  • Loss of agility
  • Lurching gait
  • Magnetic gait
  • Marche a petits pas
  • Multifactorial gait problem
  • Musculoskeletal alteration
  • Musculoskeletal hypomobility
  • Myopathic gait
  • On examination - coordination
  • On examination - festination-Parkinson gait
  • On examination - gait
  • On examination - gait
  • On examination - gait
  • On examination - gait
  • On examination - limping gait
  • On examination - Romberg test positive
  • On examination - Romberg's test
  • On examination - steppage gait
  • On examination - waddling gait
  • Oppenheim's gait
  • Overcomes interrupted gait spontaneously
  • Painful gait
  • Peripheral neuropathic gait
  • Peripheral sensory gait disorder
  • Peripheral skeletomuscular gait disorder
  • Petren's gait
  • Prosthetic limb gait
  • Rapid fatigue of gait
  • Retropulsion
  • Retropulsion when walking
  • Short-leg limp
  • Shuffling gait
  • Slipping clutch gait
  • Spinning gait
  • Stiff knee gait
  • Stiff legged gait
  • Stumbling due to lack of coordination
  • Stumbling gait
  • Stumbling gait
  • Swing-through gait
  • Thalamic astasia
  • Three-point gait
  • Toe-walking gait
  • Tottering gait
  • Unable to balance
  • Unable to balance when bending
  • Unable to balance when reaching
  • Unable to balance when sitting
  • Unable to balance when standing
  • Unable to skip
  • Unsteady when walking
  • Waddling gait

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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