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Climbing Stairs Difficulty
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
That person might be: Deconditioned. A medical evaluation would probably provide a more definitive answer to this question. ...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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