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18 Possible Causes for Difficulty Raising Arms, Fever, 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] Additional signs and symptoms include low grade fever, fatigue and depression.[icd9data.com] Flu-like symptoms, including fever, weakness, and weight loss. What causes it? What causes polymyalgia rheumatica?[niams.nih.gov]

  • 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] & 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] In this case report, we report a Japanese female patient with polymyositis (PM) who presented with periodic fever.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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] […] self, decreased mobility Call your provider if: Symptoms of Becker muscular dystrophy appear A person with Becker muscular dystrophy develops new symptoms (particularly fever[medlineplus.gov] Symptoms get worse or new symptoms develop, particularly fever with cough or breathing problems.[web.archive.org]

  • 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] We illustrate these challenges with the case of a 51-year-old Vietnamese-American man who initially presented with fever of unknown origin in the absence of overt skin and[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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] […] self, decreased mobility Call your provider if: Symptoms of Becker muscular dystrophy appear A person with Becker muscular dystrophy develops new symptoms (particularly fever[nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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] The disease often begins with nonspecific, general symptoms (such as fever, fatigue and muscle weakness).[childrenshospital.org]

  • Iatrogenic Cushing's Disease

    Because of progressive proximal muscle weakness, patients may have difficulty climbing stairs, getting out of a low chair, and raising their arms.[emedicine.medscape.com] Here we report a case of iatrogenic Cushing syndrome due to topical steroid application in a 5-month-old female child admitted to the hospital for repeated episodes of fever[ijem.in] Case Report The 7-month-old male patient was admitted with coughs and complaint of fever.[academic.oup.com]

  • Diabetic Amyotrophy

    Proximal weakness in upper limbs may manifest with difficulty in raising the arms or reaching for high objects.[emedicine.medscape.com] A 43-year-old man presented with left thigh pain, fever, malaise and loss of weight. He had diabetes mellitus for six years.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Fever with inflammatory causes. There is usually no wasting but there may be hypertrophy of muscle (atrophy is a late sign). Reflexes and sensation are usually normal.[patient.info]

  • Myositis

    Most often, myositis involves the muscles in the upper arms and thighs, which can cause difficulty raising arms above the head and rising from a chair.[columbiadoctors.org] There are many symptoms of myositis including muscle weakness, falls, tripping, trouble climbing stairs and fatigue after simple activities.[healthpartners.com] Relapsing fever was reported in 48 of the 84 (57.1%) patients with fever, and 15 (31·3%) of the relapsing fever cases had 3 or more cycles of fever.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Granulomatous Myositis

    Most often, myositis involves the muscles in the upper arms and thighs, which can cause difficulty raising arms above the head and rising from a chair.[columbiadoctors.org] Elements of the history suggestive of true weakness include difficulty with climbing stairs, difficulty getting up from the toilet or from a low chair, difficulty stepping[rheumatologyadvisor.com] She lacked clinical and physical findings of arthritis, weakness, rash, uveitis, fever, lymphadenopathy or respiratory symptoms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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