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what is difficulty climbing stairs

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Inactivity, injury: If one walks up steps, especially if overweight and/or out of shape, there can be aching in the muscles used most, thigh quadriceps. There can also be ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Climbing stairs. : Difficulty climbing stairs implies a muscular, skeletal, vascular or neurological condition that makes it difficult for someone to walk up steps. This ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Knee pain: Could be many things including infection from STD (GC) or just strained. I would go to a walk in clinic for evaluation or your reg Dr.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryant Tran
5 years experience Family Medicine
Rest: any recent trauma or stress on your body? recent illnesses? if not, you can try conservative measures initially such as over the counter anti-inflamma ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: See your primary care or a rheumatologist and have the issue evaluated.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keri Mcfarlane
22 years experience Family Medicine
Knee pain: It sounds as if you may have something wrong with your meniscus or cartilage in your knee. Did you have an injury to your knee. I suggest you see yo ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Severe OA: This, is typical of severe degenerative changes to your knee. Please see an orthopoedist or PMR doc for a full eval. There are many treatments which c ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor should check: The more common causes of lower back pain include: back muscle strain, back ligament sprain, fractured vertebra (spondylolysis), slipped vertebra (sp ... Read More
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See rheumatologist: Looks like she may be suffering from an autoimmune joint problem. Consult a rheumatologist.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Many: Leg press, squats, lunges, leg extensions, hamstring curls, calf raises...To name a few. Bike and elliptical use are good low impact exercises.

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