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322 Possible Causes for Difficulty Walking, Hand Stiffness, Progressive Contractures

  • Osteoarthritis

    Another characteristic symptom of the disease is the progressive incapacity of the joint to function, leading – in the long run – to loss of mobility.[] walking or bending the joint Some patients with osteoarthritis also develop a bone spur (a bony protrusion) at the affected joint.[] Fingers and Hands When OA occurs in hands and fingers, you may experience stiffness, numbness, and aching.[]

  • Polyarthritis

    The characteristic rapid progression of palmar contracture is a key finding that suggests the potential existence of a malignancy. [Indexed for MEDLINE] Free full text[] A 72-year-old retired Caucasian man arrived at the emergency department with confusion, a temperature of 101 F, difficulty walking, leukocytosis, and diffuse joint aches.[] CASE 2 A 86 year old white man presented with a three week history of severe swelling of the right hand associated with pain and morning stiffness.[]

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    Progressive scoliosis and contracture formation may require surgical intervention.[] […] is usually unable to walk Frequent falls Difficulty getting up from the floor and climbing stairs Difficulty with running, hopping, and jumping Loss of muscle mass Toe walking[] The symptoms include: Weakness in the muscles of the face, arms, hands, and neck Muscle stiffness (myotonia) -- difficulty relaxing the muscles after they are tightened Shrinking[]

  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee

    , knee ROM, medial BMLs, medial subchondral bone cysts and medial trabecular bone texture are associated with the cOA progression.[] Major symptoms are pain, swelling and difficulty walking. - Pain during exercise A major symptom of osteoarthritis of the knee is knee pain which occurs during knee motions[] […] knobs at the middle finger joints (known as Bouchard's nodes ) and at the farthest finger joints (known as Heberden's nodes ) are a common feature of osteoarthritis in the hands[]

  • Supination Injury

    […] to a fixed supination contracture as interosseous membrane stiffness, muscle shortening, and joint stiffness increases.10 The posture in forearm supination presents serious[] On the other hand, too much dorsiflexion is also problematic.[] […] incidence of supination deformity occurs in 6% to 10% of children with residual brachial plexus birth injuries.8,9 Although the deformity starts as a dynamic deficit, it progresses[]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2A

    There is variable rate of progression. May develop myalgia, myoglobinuria, contractures, muscle hypertrophy.[] Onset of symptoms (i.e. walking difficulty) can vary from childhood to adulthood.[] […] of distal muscles of the body such as those controlling the hands and feet.[]

  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Destructive surface changes contribute to pain and loss of motion, while ongoing growth disturbances and contractures produce further deformity (Figure 1).[] Difficulty with daily living activities such as walking, dressing, and playing. What causes childhood arthritis? The exact cause of childhood arthritis is unknown.[] But if I accidentally eat anything with eggs or dairy in it, the very next day my hands are stiff and sore.[]

  • Internal Joint Prosthesis Broken

    As one progresses distally to the midthigh level, it is increasingly difficult to compensate prosthetically for a hip flexion contracture.[] This shortcoming results in difficulties in balance and walking and leads to high levels of oxygen consumption during locomotion.[] […] work in hand therapy.[]

  • Muscular Dystrophy-Dystroglycanopathy Type C5

    – not usually very rapidly progressive – joint contractures may be present 2B dysferlin 15-25 usually (variable) no no – usually slow progression – muscle pain and swelling[] Clinical features include weakness of the hip and shoulder girdle, difficulty walking, spinal abnormalities including scoliosis, lordosis and kyphosis, and cardiomyopathy.[] […] of distal muscles of the body such as those controlling the hands and feet.[]

  • Hemiplegia

    Contractures can develop anywhere but are particular apparent in the paretic limbs. As contractures progress, edema and pain may develop and further restrict mobility.[] Symptoms may include: Difficulty walking Poor balance Little or no use of one hand or leg Speech problems Visual problems Behavioural problems Learning difficulties Epilepsy[] Generally speaking, symptoms may include: Muscle stiffness or weakness on one half of the body Favoring one side of the body Keeping one hand fisted Difficulty balancing and[]

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