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antalgic gait
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An antalgic gait describes the manner of walking of someone who is trying to minimise pain in a limb. The commonest cause of the pain is osteoarthritis.

The patient leans to the side of the painful hip and takes a rapid, quite heavy step, followed by a slower step on the unaffected side.