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352 Possible Causes for Limb Weakness, Unable to Stand

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    The majority of individuals are unable to sit or stand without support, and some affected children may never learn to walk.[web.archive.org] The symptoms of FSH dystrophy may appear during childhood with severe facial and limb weakness or develop slowly and gradually in adulthood with progressive difficulty closing[kennedykrieger.org] I have never been able to walk or stand.[buzzfeed.com]

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    This can result in trouble standing-up. Most are unable to walk by the age of twelve. Affected muscles may look larger due to increased fat content.[dbpedia.org] And 2) are these gait deviations related to lower limb weakness?[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Children with Duchenne may be slower to sit, stand or walk. Most are unable to run and jump properly due to weakness in the core muscles of the body.[duchenne.com]

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    Weak or absent pulses may be noticed by the doctor. These symptoms occur in 15 to 20% of patients.[my.clevelandclinic.org] Weak or absent pulses may be noticed by the doctor. These symptoms occur in 15% to 20% of patients. What are the symptoms of PMR?[my.clevelandclinic.org] If narrowing occurs in the blood vessels leading to the arms or legs, patients may notice fatigue or aching in the limbs because of a reduced blood supply.[my.clevelandclinic.org]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

    They are usually unable to stand without using their own body to steady themselves and, as such, present with Gower’s sign (where patients use their own hands to push off[lecturio.com] Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMD) are a group of clinically and genetically heterogeneous diseases characterized by weakness and wasting of the pelvic and shoulder girdle[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 40-year-old woman reported exercise-induced calf pain at age 34, followed by progressive lower and upper limb weakness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    Children can sit without support but are unable to stand or walk unaided. Children also may have respiratory difficulties.[ninds.nih.gov] As the disease progresses patients may notice limb weakness starting in the pelvis or shoulders, or weakness of the facial and tongue muscles.[cedars-sinai.edu] They are able to sit without support but are unable to stand or walk unaided, and some may lose the ability to stay seated independently over time without treatment.[ninds.nih.gov]

  • Polymyositis

    In her history, she had upper and lower limbs weakness accompanied by dysphagia which was further complicated by right bronchial aspiration 9 months ago.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Examination revealed multiple telangiactasia over face and nail beds and bilateral proximal lower limb weakness of power 4/5.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Muscle weakness is common and mainly involves the ‘proximal’ limb muscles (the muscles around the shoulders, upper arms, pelvis and thighs).[musculardystrophyuk.org]

  • Poliomyelitis

    […] and generalized limb weakness in the other patient, reaching a nadir in 1 week.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] CLINICAL PICTURE AND INVESTIGATION: A 57-year-old Chinese man with a history of poliomyelitis affecting both lower limbs presented with left upper limb weakness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] weakness for past two years.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    Patients may be unable to stand or walk despite reasonable strength, especially when ophthalmoparesis or impaired proprioception is present.[emedicine.medscape.com] Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an immune-mediated disease characterised by evolving ascending limb weakness, sensory loss and areflexia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] GBS following bacterial meningitis is rare and limbs weakness in patients with bacterial meningitis was usually considered because of weakness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Myelitis

    AFM should be considered in children presenting with acute limb pain and weakness. 2017 EAN.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Most experienced respiratory (81%) or febrile (64%) illness before limb weakness onset. MRI abnormalities were predominantly in the cervical spinal cord (103/118).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Abstract In October 2016, Seattle Children's Hospital notified the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and CDC of a cluster of acute onset of limb weakness in children[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Paraparesis

    I couldn’t stand longer than 20 minutes and I needed a cane to get around.[acupuncturerestoreshealth.com] There will be mild to severe weakness or paralysis on the hands or limbs. This disorder cannot be cured but it can be managed by therapy.[diseasespictures.com] Their symptoms are mainly confined to lower limb weakness and involuntary spasms and muscle stiffness (spasticity).[nhs.uk]

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