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24 Possible Causes for Costochondritis, Difficulty Climbing Stairs

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    Often, patients cannot get out of bed without help and notice difficulty climbing stairs.[]

  • Polymyositis

    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[] […] and Filing based on Lupus Polychondritis and Filing for Disability Bursitis and Filing for Disability Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease and Filing for Disability Costochondritis[] You’ll have difficulty climbing stairs, getting up from a chair, or lifting objects with your arms.[]

  • Mucolipidosis

    Widened ribs, especially in the lateral and frontal (costochondral junction) parts. (C) Joint stiffness of the hip.[]

  • Anxiety Disorder

    The neurological signs are often preceded by precursor symptoms in childhood: balance disorders, awkwardness, difficulty in climbing stairs and recurrent psychiatric disorders[]

  • Osteomalacia

    Muscle weakness - difficulty in climbing stairs. . Pain on pressure on the bones. . Fractures. . Deformities of the back bone. . Weight loss. . Loss of appetite. .[] Enlargement of the ends of the ribs ('rachitic rosary') due to expansion of the costochondral junction in a 3- to 6-month-old child.[] Muscle weakness, often noticed as difficulty climbing stairs or when getting up from the floor or a low chair.[]

  • Vitamin D Deficiency with Rickets

    Muscle weakness may cause difficulty in climbing stairs or getting up from the floor or a low chair, or can lead to the person walking with a waddling pattern.[] RESULTS: In the case of rickets, there was marked architectural disorganization of endochondral ossification at the costochondral junctions and growth plates of long bones[] She also showed multiple sequelae of long-standing rickets, including costochondral swelling (rachitic rosary), severe thoracic scoliosis, and bilateral tibial–fibular valgus[]

  • Absence or Deformity of Leg- Cataract Syndrome

    climbing stairs, hopping, or jumping decreased motor skills Physical exam Evaluation Differential Diagnosis Similar traits to Duchenne's Distinguishing traits from Duchenne's[] COSTOCHONDRAL SYNDROME: Pain in chest with tenderness over one or more costochondral junctions. Similar to Tietze's Syndrome but no specific inflammation.[] Many patients complain of difficulty rising from a chair, climbing stairs, changing a light bulb, or washing and combing their hair.[]

  • Distal Myopathy

    The condition gets worse slowly, and also leads to weakness of proximal leg muscles with difficulties climbing stairs or getting up from sitting, and weakness of the hands[] Syndromes That Overlap With Fibromyalgia The neurologist sees chronic headache, the gastroenterologist sees IBS, the otolaryngologist sees TMJ syndrome, the cardiologist sees costochondritis[] Eventually, muscle weakness spreads to affect the proximal muscles of the upper legs often causing difficulties climbing stairs, standing or walking.[]

  • Upper Limb Hypertrophy

    climbing stairs and walking.[] Cartilaginous Joints: Examples: Epiphyseal Plates Costochondral Joints Intervertebral Disc Pubic Symphysis Primary Cartilaginous Joints: Synchondroses -- hyaline cartilage[] Many patients complain of difficulty rising from a chair, climbing stairs, changing a light bulb, or washing and combing their hair.[]

  • Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Type Byers

    climbing stairs Scapular winging Vertebral fusion Fatty replacement of skeletal muscle Easy fatigability Muscle stiffness Bulbar signs Pelvic girdle muscle weakness Dyspnea[] Costochondral or upper tibial regions are excellent sites for necropsy.[] […] spinal muscular atrophy Nonprogressive muscular atrophy Congenital foot contraction deformities Akinesia Delayed speech and language development Osteoporosis Platyspondyly Difficulty[]

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