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493 Possible Causes for 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[cuh.nhs.uk] Morning headache & day time tiredness Orthopnea ( breathing difficulties when laying down) Sleep apnea ( stopping breathing whilst asleep) Exertional shortness of breath[cuh.nhs.uk] Profound/rapidly progressive - hypotonia (floppy baby) Delayed motor milestones Progressive proximal muscle weakness (esp. trunk and lower limbs) Gait abnormalities Muscle pain Difficulty[cuh.nhs.uk]

  • Autosomal Recessive Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2G

    climbing stairs Difficulty walking up stairs 0003551 Difficulty running 0009046 Difficulty walking Difficulty in walking 0002355 Distal lower limb amyotrophy 0008944 Distal[rarediseases.info.nih.gov] climbing stairs and walking.[rarediseases.org] There was a history of difficulty with standing from a sitting position, climbing stairs and raising his upper limbs above his head.[chs-journal.com]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

    climbing stairs or getting up from chairs.[sharecare.com] climbing stairs and walking.[rarediseases.org] Examples of this include trouble standing from a sitting position without using the arms, or difficulty climbing stairs.[ufhealth.org]

  • Dermatomyositis

    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[childrens.com] Muscle weakness may lead to difficulty climbing stairs, getting up from a sitting position or even raising the arms.[news-medical.net] She states that she now has difficulty climbing stairs and extending her neck.[step2.medbullets.com]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Symptoms may include: Progressive muscle weakness and wasting (atrophy) Waddling way of walking Difficulty climbing stairs Difficulty rising from lying or sitting Repeated[cedars-sinai.edu] climbing stairs and walking.[rarediseases.org] Symptoms may include: Clumsy movement Difficulty climbing stairs Frequently trips and falls Unable to jump or hop normally Tip toe walking Leg pain Tiring quickly with exertion[chop.edu]

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    Abstract: Case report regarding a 23 year old gentleman, presented with difficulty climbing stairs, changes in posture and toe walking.[um.edu.mt] As the condition progresses, muscle weakness leads to functional difficulties (difficulty climbing stairs or rising from a chair).[orpha.net]

  • Polymyositis

    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[ninds.nih.gov] 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[tuh.templehealth.org] People with polymyositis may also experience arthritis, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing and speaking, and heart arrhythmias.[ninds.nih.gov]

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

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

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    climbing stairs, hopping, or jumping decreased motor skills Physical exam Evaluation Differential Diagnosis Similar traits to Duchenne's Distinguishing traits from Duchenne's[orthobullets.com] This muscle weakness causes a waddling gait and difficulty climbing stairs.[genome.gov] Symptoms progressive weakness affecting proximal muscles first (begins with gluteal muscle weakness) gait abnormalities delayed walking toe walking clumsy, waddling gait difficulty[orthobullets.com]

  • Autosomal Recessive Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2I

    climbing stairs Difficulty walking up stairs 0003551 Difficulty running 0009046 Dilated cardiomyopathy Stretched and thinned heart muscle 0001644 Frequent falls 0002359 Motor[rarediseases.info.nih.gov] climbing stairs and walking.[rarediseases.org] Easy fatigability and difficulty in climbing stairs are common early signs.[wohproject.org]

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