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19 Possible Causes for Difficulty Raising Arms, Myopathy, 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] METHODS: We studied 60 patients who had undergone 18 F-FDG PET/CT scans for workup of suspected PMR, arthritis, enthesitis, or myopathy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Gupta A, Thompson PD (2011) The relationship of vitamin D deficiency to statin myopathy. Atherosclerosis 215: 23–29. View Article Google Scholar 26.[journals.plos.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] Nemaline myopathy Nemaline myopathy. Clusters of rod bodies. Gomori trichrome. Nemaline myopathy Nemaline myopathy. EM.[neuropathology-web.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]

  • 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] Furthermore, glucocorticosteroid (GC) toxicity leads to a significant disability known as steroid myopathy, particularly in elderly patients.[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] In a boy with myopathy and an increase of muscle fibres with central nuclei we detected a heterozygous 387G-- T nucleotide transversion in the MYF6 gene (MIM*159991).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

    The person may experience muscle weakness in their shoulders that makes it difficult to raise their arms above their head, hold their arms outstretched, or carry objects which[disabled-world.com] She began to experience proximal muscle weakness of both lower limbs without obvious inducement, which markedly increased when she climbed the stairs or stood up after squatting[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] For this reason our finding extends the histological spectrum of myopathies due to ANO5 mutations as well as the possible differential diagnoses for necrotizing myopathy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diabetic Amyotrophy

    Proximal weakness in upper limbs may manifest with difficulty in raising the arms or reaching for high objects.[emedicine.medscape.com] […] and diagnose myopathy.[patient.info] In conclusion, this case gives important help in understanding myopathy in diabetes.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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] The adverse metabolic features associated with glucocorticoid use include obesity, skeletal muscle myopathy, hypertension, insulin resistance and diabetes and are collectively[centerwatch.com] […] due to Cushing's syndrome Myopathy in Cushing's disease Nelson syndrome Paraneoplastic ectopic secretion of ACTH Pituitary dependent hypercortisolism Pituitary-dependent[icd9data.com]

  • 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] Classification of the Autoimmune Myopathies. View Table Favorite Table Download (.pdf) Table 27–1. Classification of the Autoimmune Myopathies.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com]

  • 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] PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To discuss the spectrum of nonautoimmune myopathies that may be misdiagnosed as autoimmune myopathy.[ncbi.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] Juvenile dermatomyositis, the most common inflammatory myopathy of childhood, is a rare systemic autoimmune vasculopathy that is characterised by weakness in proximal muscles[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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