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14 Possible Causes for Difficulty Climbing Stairs, Joint Crepitation

  • Arthritis

    Arthritis is a term often used to mean any disorder that affects joints. Symptoms generally include joint pain and stiffness. Other symptoms may include redness, warmth, swelling, and decreased range of motion of the affected joints. In some types other organs are also affected. Onset can be gradual or[…][]

  • Mechanical Complication of Prosthetic Joint

    The ICD 9 Code for Other mechanical complication of prosthetic joint implant is listed as 996.47. Additional information concerning this code and description can be found below including ICD 10 crosswalks / GEMS, and chapter information where available. ICD 9 CM Field Value Diagnosis Code: 996.47 Long Description: Other[…][]

  • Internal Joint Prosthesis Broken

    Use Additional code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug ( T36 - T50 with fifth or sixth character 5) code(s) to identify the specified condition resulting from the complication code to identify devices involved and details of circumstances ( Y62 - Y82 ) Excludes2 any encounters with medical care for[…][]

  • Osteoarthritis

    Knees – you may have difficulty with activities like walking, getting up from a chair, squatting, kneeling or climbing stairs.[] The exam may show: Joint movement that causes a crackling (grating) sound, called crepitation Joint swelling (bones around the joints may feel larger than normal) Limited[] In fact, knee OA is more responsible than any other disease for disability in walking, stair climbing and housekeeping among non‐institutionalised people 50 years of age and[]

  • Chondromalacia Patellae

    Up Stairs Difficulty Climbing Stairs Causes Causes Runner’s Knee Knee Pain Causes Knee Pain After Running Knee Injuries Difficulty Climbing Stairs Causes Symptoms Pain Behind[] If patellar crepitation or grating is present, this diagnosis can be made with a greater degree of certainty.[] […] swelling; instability; positional; pain with squatting; pain with ROM; other joint pain; gout; inflammatory arthritis; rashes; other aches and pains; affects on sports/work[]

  • Osteochondral Loose Body

    Pain was dull aching in nature localized to ankle and used to get aggravated with long walk or climbing stairs.[] […] elicits crepitation during knee flexion and extension; - in addition, affected femroal condyle is tender on palpation; - w/ medial condylar lesion, pts may walk w/ the leg[] Almost every person with knee pain has some type of “popping” or crunching (also called crepitation) noise in these joints.[]

  • Arthropathy

    Lupus myositis often affects the muscles of your neck, pelvis, thighs, shoulders and upper arms; difficulty in climbing stairs and getting up from a chair are early symptoms[] Lameness to the point of incapacitation, with crepitation of degenerate joints, may develop in a few months; however, correlation between pathologic changes and clinical signs[] Later symptoms may include difficulty lifting objects onto a shelf, lifting your arm to comb or brush your hair, getting out of the bath, and even raising your head or turning[]

  • Hip Arthritis

    Patients with hip arthritis have difficulty walking, climbing stairs, getting up from a seated position, or standing for prolonged periods of time.[] Additional symptoms may include a sensation of grating or grinding (crepitation) that is felt in the affected joint as damaged surfaces of cartilage rub together.[] […] and pain when getting out of bed, standing up from a sitting position, walking, or climbing stairs Difficulty performing normal daily activities, such as putting on socks[]

  • Hallux Rigidus

    Signs and symptoms of Hallux Rigidus include: Pain and stiffness of the big toe, while running, walking, standing, or climbing stairs; pain that is enhanced by cold weather[] The metatarsal phalangeal joint (big toe joint) is swollen, both dorsally and medially. On palpation and range of motion crepitation of the joint can be detected.[] Difficulty bending the big toe Decreased range of motion of the big toe Swelling and inflammation in the first metatarsophalangeal joint How is Hallux Rigidus Diagnosed?[]

  • Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome

    Complications Patellofemoral pain can lead to difficulty with routine activities, such as squatting and climbing stairs.[] A positive test result includes painful crepitation at the patellofemoral joint. 1 According to research 13, the patellar grind test was found to have a positive likelihood[] Clarke's Sign): The patellar grind test assesses the presence of abnormal patellar movement and accompanying degree of painful crepitation upon contraction of the quadriceps[]

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