This video describes the typical gait pattern of a patient with sensory ataxia.
Note: This video should be used a representative example only. There are many other variations in this type of gait
The patient is a 52 year old male with sensory ataxia because of severe polyneuropathy. Due to the neuropathy, he has lost sensation and proprioception in both of his lower limbs. Since he cannot identify the position of his feet during walking, he has to stomp his feet hard on the ground to sense them. This condition can be identified by a loud sound with accompanies each foot strike, as seen in the video.