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229 Possible Causes for Difficulty Climbing Stairs, Joint Deformity

  • Arthritis

    Surgery is advised to correct joint deformities and supportive treatments like physiotherapy is offered to obtain maximum movement benefit from the joint.[] In a joint with RA, the lining of the joint becomes inflamed, causing damage to joint tissue.[] They are the most valuable additional test in diagnosing the severity of arthritis and noting any joint deformity associated with it.[]

  • Mechanical Complication of Prosthetic Joint

    A “bow-legged” appearance is a difference in leg length that may occur due to the prosthesis or angular deformity. Stiffness in the joint area that may feel abnormal.[] […] conditions including arthritis, congenital deformities, trauma and other diseases of bone and joint tissues.[] Abstract Replacement of diseased or injured joints with artificial prosthetic components is commonly employed to reduce the pain and disability associated with many orthopedic[]

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    Symptoms may include: Difficulty rising from a seated position Trouble climbing stairs Trembling hands The onset of spinal muscular atrophy Type 4 often does not occur until[] Farber disease is associated with joint deformities, lipomatous skin nodules, and often is fatal by 2-3 years of age; while SMA-PME is characterized by childhood-onset motor[] Children can walk independently but may have difficulty walking or running, rising from a chair, or climbing stairs.[]

  • Osteoarthritis

    Knees – you may have difficulty with activities like walking, getting up from a chair, squatting, kneeling or climbing stairs.[] deformity, and radiographic changes.[] 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[]

  • Supination Injury

    Conclusion We report this case of traumatic closed dislocation of naviculocuneiform and calcaneocuboid joints following supination abduction deforming forces.[] The supination deformity and associated deformities of the upper limb in severe birth lesions of the brachial plexus. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2009;91(4):511e516. 10.[] […] hallux metatarsophalangeal joint.[]

  • 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[] Among the earliest features of this disorder are joint deformities called contractures, which restrict the movement of certain joints.[] 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[]

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    Often, patients cannot get out of bed without help and notice difficulty climbing stairs.[] However, neither swelling nor deformity of the joints was found.[] , muscles, or fibrous tissue), it does not cause any progressive disability or deformity.[]

  • 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[] The goal of muscle extensibility and joint mobility management is to prevent or minimise contracture and deformity (panel 2).[] This muscle weakness causes a waddling gait and difficulty climbing stairs.[]

  • Spinal Stenosis

    Both pain and muscular weakness may result from hypertrophy of the facet joints, spondylosis deformity, bulging of the disc annulus, or herniation of the nucleus pulposus.[]

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    As the condition progresses, muscle weakness leads to functional difficulties (difficulty climbing stairs or rising from a chair).[] The complications of Becker muscular dystrophy include progressive weakness which can cause joint deformities and medical emergencies for cardiac and respiratory symptoms.[] Abstract: Case report regarding a 23 year old gentleman, presented with difficulty climbing stairs, changes in posture and toe walking.[]

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