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53 Possible Causes for Difficulty Climbing Stairs, Stiffness of the Lower Limbs

  • 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[…][]

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    Often, patients cannot get out of bed without help and notice difficulty climbing stairs.[]

  • Spinal Stenosis

    INTERNATIONAL STUDIEREN Review article Dtsch Arztebl Int 2008; 105(20): 366-72 ; DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2008.0366 ; Börm, W ; Thomé, C Article Authors Figures & Tables References Metrics Introduction: Cervical spinal stenosis has become more common because of the aging of the population. There remains much[…][]

  • Poliomyelitis

    […] walking 25%[ a ] 63%[ a ] N/A 85%[ a ] Difficulty climbing Stairs N/A 61% 67%[ a ] 82% Difficulty with ADLS 14% 17% 16% 62% a Most common new problem.[] limbs more often affected than upper limbs Plain radiograph and CT With acute infection, no radiographic features are typically evident.[] Most frequently reported were difficulties with walking and climbing stairs and with transfers (e.g., wheelchair to bed).[]

  • Scoliosis

    Infants in plaster jackets soon learn to crawl, walk and even climb stairs without apparent difficulty.[] ; curve's apex vertebra; vertebra apex offset; pelvis anteversion; presence of pelvic dysmorphisms; lower limb dysmetria; duration of brace wearing; timing of clinical controls[] […] consists in reading the specialist prescription reporting all the information necessary to tailor the brace geometry to the patient's needs (curve type; entity and degree of stiffness[]

  • Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

    Weakness or loss of movement that can be more or less severe, including: Difficulty climbing stairs, walking, or lifting things Muscle pain Drooping of the head The need to[] We report a 73 year-old lady who presented 10 years previously with stiffness of both calves, dry mouth, fatigue, proximal weakness and areflexia in lower limbs.[] He reports difficulty rising from seated position and difficulty climbing stairs. He denies any blurry vision or any rashes on his body.[]

  • Osteoarthritis

    Knees – you may have difficulty with activities like walking, getting up from a chair, squatting, kneeling or climbing stairs.[] Problems with the lower limbs People whose hips, knees or feet are affected may benefit from special footwear, or shoe-insoles.[] 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[]

  • Acute Kidney Failure

    In patients with mild impairments of ejection fraction (45% to 50%), breathing is normal at rest but labored after climbing a flight of stairs or lifting lightweight objects[] Normal breath sounds; no oedema in lower limbs, with mucous membrane dehydration.[] Symptoms Difficulty breathing is the predominant symptom of heart failure.[]

  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee

    Non-operative treatment can be successful for quite some time, especially in patients that do not need to climb stairs. However, Dr.[] (communication with physician and cognitive symptom management), and functional lower limb strength.[] Knee swelling Warmth around the knee Clicking or grating Decreased strength of the lower limb muscles How is Knee Arthritis Diagnosed?[]

  • Autosomal Dominant Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 1H

    climbing stairs and walking.[] limb Abnormal urinary color Pain X-linked recessive inheritance Hypoglycemia Hyperlordosis Muscle stiffness Exercise-induced myalgia Heterogeneous Exercise-induced myoglobinuria[] climbing stairs Pain Foot dorsiflexor weakness Ptosis Rare Symptoms - Less than 30% cases Generalized seizures Hip dysplasia Gowers sign Muscle cramps Inability to walk Lower[]

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