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85 Possible Causes for Difficulty Climbing Stairs, Pseudohypertrophy of Calf Muscles

  • 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] Pseudohypertrophy of the calf muscles is due to fibrous tissue and fat infiltration. Involvement of the heart consists of usually terminal cardiomyopathy.[icd9data.com] 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]

  • 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] Early signs may include pseudohypertrophy (enlargement of calf muscles), low endurance, and difficulties in standing unaided or inability to ascend staircases.[disabled-world.com] This muscle weakness causes a waddling gait and difficulty climbing stairs.[genome.gov]

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

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

  • 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[cedars-sinai.edu] Children can walk independently but may have difficulty walking or running, rising from a chair, or climbing stairs.[ninds.nih.gov] Difficulty with more complex motor skills - eg, climbing stairs. May have gastrocnemius pseudohypertrophy. Chewing and swallowing may be affected later.[patient.info]

  • Adult 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[cedars-sinai.edu] Difficulty with more complex motor skills - eg, climbing stairs. May have gastrocnemius pseudohypertrophy. Chewing and swallowing may be affected later.[patient.info] People with this condition may experience: Leg weakness, especially in the thigh muscles An unsteady gait Difficulty standing from a seated position Trouble climbing stairs[cedars-sinai.edu]

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 3

    They may have difficulties with climbing stairs, keeping up with peers during play or getting up from a bent over position.[columbiasma.org] Difficulties walking, running, and climbing stairs are common. Finger trembling and scoliosis are also frequent.[link.springer.com] -Presentation similar to DMD with difficulty rising from floor -Climbing stairs -Keeping up with peers -Waddling gait -Proximal UE strength preserved -Balance deficits -Occasional[quizlet.com]

  • Autosomal Recessive Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2E

    climbing stairs and walking.[rarediseases.org] […] recessive inheritance 0000007 Calf muscle pseudohypertrophy 0003707 Juvenile onset Signs and symptoms begin before 15 years of age 0003621 Limb-girdle muscle weakness 0003325[rarediseases.info.nih.gov] License: Public Domain On examination, you may find pseudohypertrophy of gastrocnemius (calf) muscles. Examine the mental state of the child as retardation is common.[lecturio.com]

  • Autosomal Recessive Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2C

    Examples of this include trouble standing from a sitting position without using the arms, or difficulty climbing stairs.[medlineplus.gov] License: Public Domain On examination, you may find pseudohypertrophy of gastrocnemius (calf) muscles. Examine the mental state of the child as retardation is common.[lecturio.com] climbing stairs and walking.[rarediseases.org]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy due to POMK Deficiency

    climbing stairs EMG: myopathic abnormalities Congenital muscular dystrophy Spinal rigidity Cardiomyopathy Toe walking Motor delay Scapular winging Trophic changes related[mendelian.co] (eventually learning to walk at 18 months of age) followed by progressive proximal weakness, pseudohypertrophy of calf muscles, mild facial weakness, and borderline intelligence[monarchinitiative.org] Symptoms INHERITANCE: Autosomal recessive MUSCLE, SOFT TISSUE: Muscular dystrophy; Neonatal hypotonia; Muscle weakness, proximal; Gower sign; Difficulty climbing stairs; Calf[findzebra.com]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

    climbing stairs or getting up from chairs.[sharecare.com] License: Public Domain On examination, you may find pseudohypertrophy of gastrocnemius (calf) muscles. Examine the mental state of the child as retardation is common.[lecturio.com] Pseudohypertrophy of the calf muscles is due to fibrous tissue and fat infiltration. Involvement of the heart consists of usually terminal cardiomyopathy.[icd9data.com]

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