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90 Possible Causes for Bilateral Leg Weakness, Difficulty Climbing Stairs

  • Glycogen Storage Disease Type 2

    climbing stairs Frequent falls Scapular winging Respiratory Frequent infections Respiratory insufficiency Cardio-respiratory failure (death) Respiratory failure/insufficiency[] […] running 30 (32%) • Difficulty performing sports 22 (23%) • Difficulty climbing stairs 24 (26%) • Difficulty walking 15 (16%) • Difficulty rising from an armchair 11 (12%)[] Morning headache & day time tiredness Orthopnea ( breathing difficulties when laying down) Sleep apnea ( stopping breathing whilst asleep) Exertional shortness of breath[]

  • Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy

    OBJECTIVE: To examine the role of HLA-DRB1 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) promoter genotypes in the development and the autoantibody profiles of idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM) in Japanese patients. METHODS: HLA-DRB1 and TNF promoter genotypes were determined, and serum antinuclear autoantibodies were[…][]

  • Spinal Stenosis

    Symptoms: Leg (neurogenic Intermittent Claudication) Characteristics Leg Fatigue (dullness) or Leg Weakness Leg numbness or Paresthesia s (tingling sensation) Bilateral Leg[] Neurogenic intermittent claudication: leg fatigue and/or weakness and leg numbness and/or paraesthesiae. Pain: Bilateral leg pain with burning or cramping.[] Intermittent neurogenic claudication [11] [14] [15] characterized by lower limb numbness, weakness, diffuse or radicular leg pain associated with paresthesia (bilaterally)[]

  • Polymyositis

    […] proximal muscle weakness often noted in the upper legs due to early fatigue while walking.[] Progressive muscle weakness starts in the proximal muscles (muscles closest to the trunk of the body) which eventually leads to difficulties climbing stairs, rising from a[] climbing stairs, getting up from a chair, or lifting above the shoulder Joint pain or muscle tenderness Difficulty swallowing Shortness of breath Fatigue General malaise[]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 1E

    On physical exam, there is bilateral ptosis and atrophy of the temporalis muscle. There is weakness with turning of the neck and bilateral dorsiflexion.[] LGMD1 patients may need to use walking aids, can have difficulties climbing stairs and lose the ability to walk.[] Symptoms that might be noticed first include frequent falls and difficulty climbing stairs, running and rising from the floor.[]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

    : Proximal Serum CK: High but lower than average Pain syndrome Onset: Distal leg (calf) painful swelling without weakness or atrophy Unilateral or Bilateral No weakness or[] climbing stairs or getting up from chairs.[] Examples of this include trouble standing from a sitting position without using the arms, or difficulty climbing stairs.[]

  • Dermatomyositis

    […] proximal muscle weakness often noted in the upper legs due to early fatigue while walking.[] Muscle weakness may lead to difficulty climbing stairs, getting up from a sitting position or even raising the arms.[] Muscle weakness Muscle pain or tenderness Difficulty climbing stairs, getting into a car, or getting up out of a chair A reddish-purple skin rash on the face, knuckles, neck[]

  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy

    He had noted increasing difficulty climbing stairs and arising from a chair for 10 to 15 years.[]

  • Spinal Cord Compression

    Leg pain may occur and be unilateral or bilateral in nature that radiates from the back.[] New difficulty walking or climbing stairs; reduced power (motor weakness), Sensory impairment or altered sensation in limbs.[] Motor Weakness: This usually follows pain, the time frame for this sign is often variable, from hours to days, weeks or months.[]

  • Bilateral Leg Weakness

    Rarely, cervical cord tumors can initially cause bilateral leg weakness without involvement.[] Difficulty in rising from low chairs and climbing stairs. Excessive fatigue when walking.[] And this is where bilateral leg weakness -- described here as something that "may be caused by a malfunction of the brain, the spinal cord, or nerves" -- becomes a bilateral[]

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