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Climbing Stairs Difficulty
I am experiencing hip pain, back pain (side: lower) and difficulty walking. The following also describe me: Knee pain, Difficulty climbing stairs, and Difficulty getting up from a chair. What should I do?
I am experiencing lower leg pain, difficulty walking, difficulty climbing stairs and difficulty getting up from a chair, leg tenderness?
See details: See your primary care or a rheumatologist and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more
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 balance problems. No matter how deconditioning occurred, if someone is having problems climbing stairs that typically would not have been a challenge or caused pain, it might be time to see pcp/ physiatrist/pt provider for evaluation/exercise plan. ...Read more
I am experiencing knee pain, difficulty walking, knee swelling, unable to bear weight, difficulty climbing stairs, severe pain in extremity and popping or snapping sound from joint.
Feeling shaky knees from past 1 month the problem is increasing gradually started from difficulty in climbing stairs now cant walk properly. Age=24/F?
See your doctor ASAP: Whenever someone is 24 and gradually loses the ability to walk normally, it needs evaluation. You should see your doctor or a neurologist ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more
My legs are rigid and painful, difficulty walking straight and with balance. I find it hard just to get up from sitting or climbing stairs. Any ideas?
See MD: This is not normal for someone of your age; you need to be assessed by a doctor soon. ...Read more
Pain in my right thigh side and front near thigh hip joint till knee, lower backand at head and neck joint difficulty in climbing stairs & rsing leg?
Knee problem, very painful, getting up from sitting position. Climbing stairs. And now a lump on back of knee. On feet all day as contractor. Any idea?
Could be stenosis: When standing, spinal stenosis in the lumbar spine usually becomes more symptomatic. In other words, the pain or numbness in the legs gets worse. I recommend evaluation by your doctor who could order tests such as x-rays, MRI or a ct scan of your low back and check for other possible causes of your complaints. ...Read more
How many stairs?: If one walks up steps, especially if overweight or out of shape, there can be pain in the muscles used most, thigh quadriceps. If this was a rare outing to climb a lot more steps than usual, then it is unlikely to be a health threat. However, if one is out of shape or walked up steps that typically would not have been a challenge or caused pain, there is reason to see a doctor for eval/ex plan/etc. ...Read more
Especially if: You are out of shape the increased blood flow to the brain might be a trigger, but it should also happen with other types of strenuous activities if this is true. ...Read more
Dehydration, infecti: A female with feeling of head throbbing after climbing stairs could be from dehydration. It could also be from a sinus infection, a cold, or allergies. Lastly, deconditioning could cause this, meaning someone who is not physically fit could experience increased heart rate which in turn could be interpreted as a throbbing head. ...Read more
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That person might be: Deconditioned. A medical evaluation would probably provide a more definitive answer to this question. ...Read more
Hi! My heartrate goes up to 135 when climbing stairs and then drops down to 55 (slow for me) when I sit down or lay down within 2 mins. Is it normal?
Tachycardia: Unless you're running up the stairs, that is a rather fast heart rate after stair climbing. Do you note rapid heart rates after other activities? Do you get short of breath also? I feel that you should have a heart and lung examination and also be checked for anemia and even an overactive thyroid although your heart rate at rest is not elevated which may rule out hyperthyroidism. ...Read more
PT evaluation: 2-4 weeks with a clearance from PT ...Read more
Conditioning: Any aerobic exercise (walking, running, swimming, stairs, etc) will help. Start slow and work your way up. When you feel your self getting winded slow down, recover and work your way back up. If you push yourself you will be out of breath at any level of conditioning and as long as you are in your target zone (heart rate) and not short of breath you are doing well. ...Read more
No pain=no problem: As long as you do not have accompanying pain or limited mobility, popping or cracking of joints should be of no concern. The tissues in joint may have minor rough spots or imperfections that cause sounds. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
What are the possible causes for a 46 year old man to get sharp chest pains while climbing stairs?
I had a tkr 8 months ago. Should I still have swelling and pain on walking 4-5 miles or climbing stairs?
It's not uncommon: All knees heal at different rates. Talk to your surgeon to make sure the implants are stable and that there is no infection or other issue that won't get better with time. ...Read more
Early osteoarthritis. My room is on 2nd floor& kitchen on ground level. Is it o.K if I keep climbing stairs up down. If not what precaution should I take?
Exercise is: Best- stretch when u get up, hot baths, steps good if there is no fall risk-good luck. ...Read more
Lately when I do anything strenuous I feel like I'm going to pass out climbing stairs, wnalking fast, going downstairs too fast why is this?
Shortness of breath can be associated with exercise that is out of the ordinary for us - so if you are sedentary, the exertion of climbing stairs can cause shortness of breath.
If you are normally able to do this without being short of breath or discomfort, this is a significant change and you should see your doctor straight away. It could be a sign of cardiac or pulmonary disease. ...Read more
Yes: Jaw pain is frequently experienced when a blockage in one of the arteries of the heart prevents adequate blood (and oxygen) flow to the heart, particularly during periods of exertion such as climbing stairs. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should be seen by a physician as you may need testing to evaluate for the presence of heart disease. ...Read more
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