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1,911 Possible Causes for Difficulty Raising Arms, Elevated Sedimentation Rate, Weakness after Climbing Stairs

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    raising arms above one's head (0.19 (0.10-0.28)) were all associated with increased functional impairment.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate accompanies the symptoms. See also erythrocyte sedimentation rate.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] […] that worsens after resting – for example, symptoms may be most severe when getting up in the morning fatigue (or tiredness) difficulty sleeping difficulty raising arms above[betterhealth.vic.gov.au]

  • 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] […] in 90% Elevated sedimentation rate (ESR) of 50 - 100 in 40% and an ESR above 100 in 10% ( Ann Rheum Dis 1993;52:857 ) Radiology description MRI T2 may show edema, which is[pathologyoutlines.com] & have to be careful on stairs & ladders (don't tell the Professors who are looking after me that I climb ladders) They know.I am very positive & determined not to let it[steadyhealth.com]

  • Temporal Arteritis

    These criteria were the same as for the traditional format, except that elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate was excluded, and 2 other variables were included: scalp tenderness[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] It presents with headache, fever, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and anemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] On lab testing, he had an elevated sedimentation rate (sed rate), which reflects inflammation in the body. His sed rate was 70 while a normal level is between 0 and 20.[headaches.org]

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  • Whipple Disease

    Laboratory tests may provide several nonspecific findings that in combination can be suggestive of diagnoses such as: hypoalbuminemia, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate[scielo.br] Laboratory tests often show an elevation in C-reactive protein (CRP), in the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and in the white blood cell and platelet count.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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  • Dermatomyositis

    Symptoms The muscle weakness may appear suddenly or develop slowly over weeks or months. may have difficulty raising arms over head, rising from a sitting position, and climbing[slideshare.net] Running, climbing stairs, sitting from a lying position or standing from a seated position may become difficult.[arthritis.org] […] erythrocyte sedimentation rate, presence of antinuclear antibodies, and in patients with weight loss. 8,9 Malignant diseases may occur before the onset of DM, concurrently[reumatologiaclinica.org]

  • Childhood Dermatomyositis

    Patients may have difficulty raising their arms above their shoulders, climbing steps, or rising from a sitting position.[merckmanuals.com] Running, climbing stairs, sitting from a lying position or standing from a seated position may become difficult.[arthritis.org] Laboratory studies showed an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 24 mm/h. Blood work up revealed normal levels of calcium, phosphorus and PTH.[ijdvl.com]

  • Diabetic Amyotrophy

    Proximal weakness in upper limbs may manifest with difficulty in raising the arms or reaching for high objects.[emedicine.medscape.com] Painful lumbosacral plexopathy with elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate: a treatable inflammatory syndrome. Ann Neurol. 1984; 15:457-464. 7. Chokroverty S.[healio.com] Painful lumbosacral plexopathy with elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate: a treatable inflammatory syndrome. Ann Neurol 1984 ; 15 : 457 –64. Bruns L.[brain.oxfordjournals.org]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    ; Shoulder blades that “wing” out; Difficulty raising arm above shoulder height; Foot drop (foot dorsiflexion weakness); Weak lower abdominal muscles, “pregnant” belly; Loss[fshsociety.org] The person has difficulty raising the arms because of shoulder and arm muscle weakness. Weakness of the lower legs is possible as the disorder gets worse.[web.archive.org] The first symptom may be difficulty in raising the arms.[britannica.com]

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  • Graves Disease

    She also had high erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies of left thyroid lobe revealed subacute thyroiditis (SAT).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Thyroid function tests showed hyperthyroidism: increased technetium-99m pertechnetate ((99m)Tc O(-)4) and radioiodine ((131)I) uptake and elevated thyroid stimulating hormone[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    Muscle weakness in the shoulders, upper arms, upper back, and lower legs Difficulty raising the arms or lifting objects because of muscle weakness in the shoulders and back[webmd.com] As time goes by, there may be muscle weakness which causes difficulty with running, climbing stairs or walking long distances.[treat-nmd.eu] They have great difficulty in climbing stairs due to weakness of the muscles. The gait is often affected leading to toe-walking gait.[symptoma.com]

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