Gait Analysis & Initial Contact

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Carmello is performing a gait analysis and notices that the patient’s toes are the first points of contact with the ground during initial contact. Which of the following is the LEAST likely to be a possible cause of this gait deviation?  

A. Leg length discrepancy 

B. Reciprocal inhibition of dorsiflexors 

C. Painful heel 

D. Profound dorsiflexor weakness

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