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74 Possible Causes for Difficulty Climbing Stairs, Weakness of Hip Flexors

  • Steroid Myopathy

    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] Sixty-four percent of the patients (16/25) taking greater than or equal to 40 mg per day of prednisone were found on manual muscle testing to have hip flexor weakness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] As with patients with chronic steroid-induced myopathy, patients with these diseases have difficulty rising from chairs and climbing stairs.[livestrong.com]

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    Abstract: Case report regarding a 23 year old gentleman, presented with difficulty climbing stairs, changes in posture and toe walking.[um.edu.mt] Finger flexor muscles were severely weak in 3 of 5 patients, a feature that could lead to a misdiagnosis of inclusion body myositis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] As the condition progresses, muscle weakness leads to functional difficulties (difficulty climbing stairs or rising from a chair).[orpha.net]

  • 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] The weakness typically affects proximal muscles, including the neck, elbow extension and hip flexors in comparison with early DM1 which initially tends to affect distal upper[doi.org] Symptoms may include: Clumsy movement Difficulty climbing stairs Frequently trips and falls Unable to jump or hop normally Tip toe walking Leg pain Facial weakness Inability[stanfordchildrens.org]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

    climbing stairs or getting up from chairs.[sharecare.com] The initial (truncal) phase of getting up from the floor also is very instructive, as neck flexor weakness and truncal weakness are brought out efficiently.[healio.com] Examples of this include trouble standing from a sitting position without using the arms, or difficulty climbing stairs.[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diabetic Amyotrophy

    A steady decline led to mobilisation with a Zimmer frame and great difficulty climbing stairs.[pmj.bmj.com] Two months later, she experienced weakness of the hip flexors. She had no ankle or knee reflexes. LS MRI showed mild degenerative disease of the spines.[practicalneurology.com] climbing stairs.[e-arm.org]

  • Autosomal Dominant Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 1D

    This may result in frequent falls, difficulty in running, climbing stairs and rising from the floor or from a chair.[treat-nmd.eu] […] the muscles of the arms, and contractures, especially of the Achilles tendon, hip flexor, and fingers.[rarediseases.org] He had difficulty in climbing stairs, running, getting up from squatting position, and raising arms above the head. There was thinning of shoulders, arms and thighs.[jcdr.net]

  • 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] […] in running and later climbing stairs caused by progressive weakness and wasting of the proximal skeletal muscles.[pmj.bmj.com] flexor weakness Left ventricular hypertrophy Easy fatigability Skeletal muscle hypertrophy Hypokinesia Abnormal glycosylation Impaired visuospatial constructive cognition[mendelian.co]

  • Glycogen Storage Disease Type 2

    climbing stairs Frequent falls Scapular winging Respiratory Frequent infections Respiratory insufficiency Cardio-respiratory failure (death) Respiratory failure/insufficiency[cuh.nhs.uk] : Common features different or more severe vs Late-onset disease Face: Weakness; Ptosis Neck flexors Dorsiflexors: Foot Hip extensors Posture: Anterior pelvic tilt; Forward[neuromuscular.wustl.edu] […] running 30 (32%) • Difficulty performing sports 22 (23%) • Difficulty climbing stairs 24 (26%) • Difficulty walking 15 (16%) • Difficulty rising from an armchair 11 (12%)[ojrd.com]

  • 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] Symmetric weakness and wasting progress from proximal to distal areas and are most evident in the legs, beginning in the quadriceps and hip flexors.[merckmanuals.com] Difficulty with more complex motor skills - eg, climbing stairs. May have gastrocnemius pseudohypertrophy. Chewing and swallowing may be affected later.[patient.info]

  • 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] Symmetric weakness and wasting progress from proximal to distal areas and are most evident in the legs, beginning in the quadriceps and hip flexors.[merckmanuals.com] Difficulty with more complex motor skills - eg, climbing stairs. May have gastrocnemius pseudohypertrophy. Chewing and swallowing may be affected later.[patient.info]

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