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25 Possible Causes for Difficulty Climbing Stairs, Percussion Myotonia, Positive Gower's Sign

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Myotonia (prolonged muscle contraction) occurs spontaneously or is elicited by voluntary activity or by mild stimulation, such as tapping on a muscle (percussion myotonia)[neuropathology-web.org] 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] Boys with DMD demonstrate a positive Gowerssign, a maneuver used by individuals with proximal muscle weakness to rise from a seated position.[natera.com]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

    Patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 may present subtle myotonia and it may be necessary to search for tenar muscle percussion myotonia 15.[doi.org] climbing stairs or getting up from chairs.[sharecare.com] We report a Saudi Arabian family with weakness in limb-girdle distribution: waddling gait, positive Gowers' sign, and marked muscle atrophy in the shoulder and pelvic girdle[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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)[neuropathology-web.org] LGMD1 patients may need to use walking aids, can have difficulties climbing stairs and lose the ability to walk.[mdfgauteng.org] Gower’s sign was positive. Winging of scapula was present.[jcdr.net]

  • Steroid Myopathy

    Myotonia can be elicited by percussion, occurs by impaired relaxation of muscle due to repetitive depolarization of the muscle.[frontiersin.org] Her headaches are gone, but she has difficulty climbing stairs and getting up form a chair.Her blood pressure is 120/70mm Hg, pulse 82/min and respiration are 12/min.Physical[forums.studentdoctor.net] (i.e., Gower's sign).[aafp.org]

  • Sarcotubular Myopathy

    There was no actionor percussion myotonia, or muscle rippling. The tendonreflexes and sensory examination were normal.[documents.tips] Patients may complain of difficulty climbing stairs or fixing their hair in the morning.[hickoryneurology.net] Gowers sign.[docslide.com.br]

  • Myopathy

    Myotonia can be elicited by percussion, occurs by impaired relaxation of muscle due to repetitive depolarization of the muscle.[doi.org] 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[treat-nmd.eu] He had a waddling gait, a positive Gowers' sign, and he was barely able to run.[academic.oup.com]

  • Distal Myopathy Type 3

    "Action" or grip myotonia may be seen. However, percussion myotonia is rare. There may be an associated neuropathy.[neuroweb.us] Eventually, affected individuals may have difficulty climbing stairs or walking for an extended period of time.[ghr.nlm.nih.gov] Gower sign, and variable muscle cramps after exercise; Isolated hyperCKemia (i.e., elevated serum concentration of creatine kinase (CK) in the absence of signs of muscle[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Upper Limb Hypertrophy

    No percussion myotonia or involuntary movements were noted. Sensory examination was normal and tendon reflexes were elicited normally and symmetric.[amhsjournal.org] climbing stairs and walking.[rarediseases.org] A child who must use their hands to get up off the floor, usually by pushing against their own body (or walking-up their own body) is said to have a positive Gower test, or[pmmonline.org]

  • Secondary Myopathy

    Muscle hypertrophy may be seen Grip and percussion myotonia can be seen Tx : Mexiletene.[sites.google.com] The typical symptoms include difficulty climbing stairs and rising from a low chair, and difficulty with tasks at and above shoulder height such as self grooming and lifting[jnnp.bmj.com] Proximal muscle groups - difficulty rising from chair, climbing stairs, shaving, hair combing. b.[slideshare.net]

  • Rigid Spine Syndrome

    […] nigricans Hypertriglyceridemia Atrial fibrillation Macrocephaly Accelerated skeletal maturation Recurrent bacterial infections Insulin resistance Epidermal acanthosis Hirsutism Percussion[mendelian.co] She had proximal muscle weakness and was positive for Gowerssign. She had difficulty in bending and turning her neck fully.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] There was history of difficulty in standing from sitting position, climbing stairs and running. He also had difficulty in drinking and eating.[bioline.org.br]

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