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20 Possible Causes for Difficulty Descending Stairs

  • Polymyositis

    SYMPTOMS Proximal muscle weakness of both upper and lower limbs causes Difficulty in raising arms,lifting objects and combing hairs Difficulty in climbing and descending[de.slideshare.net] […] or descending stairs.[orpha.net] stairs,sitting on curb and raising from sitting posture 8.[de.slideshare.net]

  • Dermatomyositis

    Approximately one in four patients (23.3%) with inflammatory myositis including dermatomyositis can require evaluation for acute kidney injury. The main cause of kidney injury is acute tubular necrosis from medications or myoglobinuria, though clinicians should be aware of a wide variety of possible aetiologies. We[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Childhood Dermatomyositis

    The radiographs of 40 patients with childhood dermatomyositis, an uncommon inflammatory disease, were reviewed. Four distinct patterns of calcification were identified: deep calcareal masses, superficial calcareal masses, deep linear deposits, and a lacy, reticular, subcutaneous deposition of calcium encasing the torso[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chondromalacia Patellae

    stairs, prolonged sitting 7 Decreased sitting tolerance Difficulty descending stairs Decreased ability to squat Possible Contributing Causes Presence of excessively pronated[accessphysiotherapy.mhmedical.com] […] physically active populations, aged 18 to 40 years 9 Higher incidence in women than in men 9 Quadriceps weakness Patella maltracking Anterior knee pain with deep squatting, descending[accessphysiotherapy.mhmedical.com]

  • Williams Syndrome

    […] while drawing or solving puzzles) Hypertension Hypercalcemia (transient) Learning difficulties Difficulty in descending the stairs Hyperreflexia Attention deficit disorder[symptoma.com] […] failure, pulmonary stenosis, coronary insufficiency and ischemia, ventricular hypertrophy Other clinical features in these patients include: Visual-spatial incoordination (difficulty[symptoma.com]

  • Trochlear Nerve Paralysis

    .  Patient cannot look downwards or inwards, has difficulty in descending stairs. 8. Clinical symptoms 2. Facial asymmetry due to chorionic head tilt 3.[slideshare.net] This is often reported as difficulty in descending stairs.[medicine.yale.edu]

  • Alcoholic Myopathy

    There may be difficulty ascending/descending stairs or walking with severe proximal weakness.[now.aapmr.org] Proximal muscle weakness: difficulty ascending/descending stairs, arising from chair or floor, or reaching overhead. Lack of sensory complaints.[now.aapmr.org] Self-care may be affected by proximal upper extremity weakness and may include difficulty performing grooming and feeding self.[now.aapmr.org]

  • Vacuolar Neuromyopathy

    There may be difficulty ascending/descending stairs or walking with severe proximal weakness.[now.aapmr.org] Proximal muscle weakness: difficulty ascending/descending stairs, arising from chair or floor, or reaching overhead. Lack of sensory complaints.[now.aapmr.org] Self-care may be affected by proximal upper extremity weakness and may include difficulty performing grooming and feeding self.[now.aapmr.org]

  • Secondary Myopathy

    There may be difficulty ascending/descending stairs or walking with severe proximal weakness.[now.aapmr.org] Proximal muscle weakness: difficulty ascending/descending stairs, arising from chair or floor, or reaching overhead. Lack of sensory complaints.[now.aapmr.org] Self-care may be affected by proximal upper extremity weakness and may include difficulty performing grooming and feeding self.[now.aapmr.org]

  • Parkinsonian Disorder

    Patients with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) may have difficulties with eye movements, particularly when looking downward, and with balance — when descending stairs,[hopkinsmedicine.org]

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