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45 Possible Causes for Difficulty Climbing Stairs, Muscle Spasticity, Percussion Myotonia

  • Paramyotonia Congenita

    They experience neither grip nor percussion myotonia during warm weather, whereas myotonia is provoked by cold. Her younger son has no symptoms.[] Diffuse inter-episode weakness, mainly in the proximal muscles, invariably developed around the fourth to fifth decade and was slowly progressive, with difficulty in climbing[] Also of diagnostic importance are the myotonic reactions inducible at room temperature, such as percussion myotonia, active myotonia and paradoxical myotonia.[]

  • Myotonia Congenita

    The diagnosis were based upon family history, clinical findings of percussion myotonia, had grip myotania, prominent muscular hypertrophy and confirmed by electromyographic[] Caring for muscle spasticity or spasms Compartment syndrome Contracture deformity Creatine phosphokinase test Electromyography Eyelid twitch Hypotonia Muscle aches Muscle[] You might have difficulty: getting up out of a chair or bed climbing stairs starting to walk opening your eyelids after closing them Once you have been moving for a while,[]

  • Myotonic Dystrophy

    Percussion myotonia or myotonia of grasp or both is usually present if looked for.[] […] raising the head when lying down difficulty holding an object firmly a shuffling gait difficulty climbing stairs or rising from a seated position Media Dr.[] DM2 patients less commonly require assistive devices (canes, walkers, wheelchairs, scooters) than those with DM1 although they experience increasing difficulties climbing[]

  • Generalized Myotonia of Thomsen

    On examination he showed percussion myotonia. There was no grip myotonia or eyelid myotonia. Nerve conduction studies were normal.[] Physiotherapy - Physiotherapy helps prevent muscles from weakening or becoming stiff and spastic.[] Patients as well experience difficulties when climbing to stairs.[]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 1E

    Myotonia (prolonged muscle contraction) occurs spontaneously or is elicited by voluntary activity or by mild stimulation, such as tapping on a muscle (percussion myotonia)[] Central nervous system involvement such as increased reflexes or involuntary muscle spasms (spasticity) that result in slow, stiff movements of the legs may also develop.[] LGMD1 patients may need to use walking aids, can have difficulties climbing stairs and lose the ability to walk.[]

  • Upper Motor Neuron Disease

    Myotonia is a slowness of relaxation of muscles after a voluntary contraction or a contraction provoked by muscle percussion.[] , in particular the limbs, where movement becomes more and more difficult The limb muscles begin to shrink and some develop spasticity, where they become stiff Pain in the[] Early Symptoms of Motor Neuron Disease can include: Muscle cramps and twitches Weakness in your ankle or leg you might trip or find it harder to climb stairs Slurred speech[]

  • Sarcotubular Myopathy

    There was no actionor percussion myotonia, or muscle rippling. The tendonreflexes and sensory examination were normal.[] Patients may complain of difficulty climbing stairs or fixing their hair in the morning.[] Caring for muscle spasticity or spasms (Medical Encyclopedia) Compartment syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia) Contracture deformity (Medical Encyclopedia) Creatine phosphokinase[]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 1H

    myotonia Skeletal muscle fibrosis Abnormality of the musculature Anemia Splenomegaly Cardiomyopathy Behavioral abnormality Depressivity Hepatosplenomegaly X-linked inheritance[] climbing stairs and walking.[] Patients showed impaired tiptoe standing, difficulty in climbing stairs, and difficulty walking, but usually remain ambulatory.[]

  • Myopathy

    Myotonia can be elicited by percussion, occurs by impaired relaxation of muscle due to repetitive depolarization of the muscle.[] […] syndrome in neoplastic disease G73.3 Myasthenic syndromes in other diseases classified elsewhere G73.7 Myopathy in diseases classified elsewhere G80 Cerebral palsy G80.0 Spastic[] 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[]

  • Distal Myopathy Type 3

    "Action" or grip myotonia may be seen. However, percussion myotonia is rare. There may be an associated neuropathy.[] Polyglucosan body disease involves progressive neurogenic bladder, spasticity and weakness causing gait difficulties from either primary muscle or nerve involvements, sensory[] Eventually, affected individuals may have difficulty climbing stairs or walking for an extended period of time.[]

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