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319 Possible Causes for Sloping Shoulders, Weakness after Climbing Stairs

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    […] muscle weakness causes deformities such as pronounced shoulder blades (scapular winging) and sloping shoulders.[] […] level Shoulder muscle weakness causes deformities such as pronounced shoulder blades (scapular winging) and sloping shoulders.[] Later symptoms may include weakness of the legs and pelvic girdle, forward sloping of the shoulders, and difficulty in closing the eyes.[]

  • Spinal Stenosis

    Recognisable skeletal abnormalities include hypoplastic facial bones, hypoplastic clavicles, narrow and anteriorly sloping shoulders, bowing of both forearm bones, brachydactyly[]

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    […] symptoms are noticed, such as weakness, clumsiness, a Gowers’ sign, difficulty with stair climbing, or toe walking.[] The method for diagnosing DMD has not changed significantly since 2010 ( figure 2 ). 6 The diagnostic process typically begins in early childhood after suggestive signs and[]

    Missing: Sloping Shoulders
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    This article is available to subscribers. Subscribe now . Already have an account? Sign in Clinical Practice Cornelia M. Weyand, M.D., Ph.D., and Jörg J. Goronzy, M.D., Ph.D. Article Figures/Media Metrics Both giant-cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica are immune-mediated diseases that are treated with glucocorticoids,[…][]

    Missing: Sloping Shoulders
  • Graves Disease

    Graves' disease, also known as toxic diffuse goiter, is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. It frequently results in and is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. It also often results in an enlarged thyroid. Signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism may include irritability, muscle weakness, sleeping[…][]

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  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    As time goes by, there may be muscle weakness which causes difficulty with running, climbing stairs or walking long distances.[] They have great difficulty in climbing stairs due to weakness of the muscles. The gait is often affected leading to toe-walking gait.[] The symptoms can be mild initially, presenting with a delay in learning to walk, muscle cramps after exercise or generally struggling with sports.[]

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  • Myelitis

    Myelitis is inflammation of the spinal cord which can disrupt the normal responses from the brain to the rest of the body, and from the rest of the body to the brain. Inflammation in the spinal cord, can cause the myelin and axon to be damaged resulting in symptoms such as paralysis and sensory loss. Myelitis is[…][]

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  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

    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[] PATIENT CONCERNS: A 25-year-old woman was admitted to our department as the limb weakness progressively worsened.[]

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  • Polymyositis

    & 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[] […] extension onto our house ,building frames,putting up gyprock,tiling ,painting ,etc & using my upper body to help me get into my Bobcat ,as my legs from groin to knees are pretty weak[]

    Missing: Sloping Shoulders
  • Temporal Arteritis

    The purpose of this study is to describe the nature of cases undergoing temporal artery biopsy (TAB) for suspected giant cell arteritis (GCA). A retrospective review of case notes was undertaken for all patients on whom ophthalmologists had performed TAB in 2 teaching hospitals between 1995 and 2001. Presenting[…][]

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