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Difficulty Climbing Stairs (Definition)

Difficulty climbing stairs implies a muscular, skeletal, vascular or neurological condition that makes it difficult for someone to walk up steps. This could result from muscular weakness, joint instability, nerve insufficiency or underperfusion ...Read more


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Would simple deconditioning give people difficulty climbing stairs?

Would simple deconditioning give people difficulty climbing stairs?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Difficulty climbing stairs?

What is the definition or description of: Difficulty climbing stairs?

Climbing stairs.: Difficulty climbing stairs implies a muscular, skeletal, vascular or neurological condition that makes it difficult for someone to walk up steps. This could result from muscular weakness, joint instability, nerve insufficiency or underperfusion of muscles with blood. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Get mri and xray: Sounds like meniscus tear, see orthopedic, get xray and mri, if overweight lose wt, if not bad, take over the counter pain meds tylenol/aleve. Wear elastic knee sleeve, m can do physical therapy if knee gives way or locks up likely tear ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Baker's cyst?: Should see orthopedist and probably have an MRI of the affected knee. It can give an anatomic reason for the discomfort and verify if that lump is a baker's cyst. ...Read more

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Having trouble with my legs. Can't stand long, legs go numb. Climbing stairs a problem.?

Having trouble with my legs. Can't stand long, legs go numb. Climbing stairs a problem.?

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

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How to loose 5kgs in a month by doing skips and climbing stairs?

How to loose 5kgs in a month by doing skips and climbing stairs?

Low carb diet: You can loose weight if you follow a diet about 1200 calories low in carb with vitamin and supplement that control you appetite. And also with exercise ...Read more

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Bad pain in both quads. Started after climbing stairs?

Bad pain in both quads. Started after climbing stairs?

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

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Rapid heartbeat when climbing stairs, I am so afraid at 39 years!?

Rapid heartbeat when climbing stairs, I am so afraid at 39 years!?

See your doctor: This could be anxiety, poor physical conditioning, or something more serious. The only way to be sure is to see your doctor so your heart (and the rest of you) can be evaluated. ...Read more

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Bad headache after climbing stairs and my BP is 100/80, is there anything wrong?

Bad headache after climbing stairs and my BP is 100/80, is there anything wrong?

Exercise headache: Some people will develop a headache with exercise. It is usually a benign condition and requires no investigation. Exercise can also be a trigger for migraine headaches. ...Read more

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What can be a cause for migraines and headaches after standing up or climbing stairs?

What can be a cause for migraines and headaches after standing up or climbing stairs?

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

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Why does my head painfully throb after climbing stairs?

Why does my head painfully throb after climbing stairs?

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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Why does a person get short of breathness and headaches when climbing stairs?

Why does a person get short of breathness and headaches when climbing stairs?

That person might be: Deconditioned. A medical evaluation would probably provide a more definitive answer to this question. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have pain in my knees while climbing stairs?

Many causes: Usually is the articular cartilage in your age. Can work on quad and hamstring strengthening. If no response meds, bracing, weight loss, pt. Need ortho eval. With xrays and maybe further testing to determine source of pain. ...Read more

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What exercises should I do so I'm not so out of breath after climbing stairs?

What exercises should I do so I'm not so out of breath after climbing stairs?

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

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Both my knees "pop" when climbing stairs. There is no pain. What could this be?

Both my knees "pop" when climbing stairs. There is no pain. What could this be?

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

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What are the possible causes for a 46 year old man to get sharp chest pains while climbing stairs?

What are the possible causes for a 46 year old man to get sharp chest pains while climbing stairs?

Many causes: Needs a good check up looking for heart, lung problems or blood disorders like anemia etc. ...Read more

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I had a tkr 8 months ago. Should I still have swelling and pain on walking 4-5 miles or 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

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I am facing severe pain in my knees while climbing stairs.

I am facing severe pain in my knees while climbing stairs.

Rest a lot: Try MOtrim 600 mg every 12 hour if no improving go to see an Orthopaedic and a aNTI-inflammatory treatment for pain.. MRI of knee will help to find a diagnosis. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Unclear: Need to be seen for eval -maybe urgent care, could be cardiac-ck ekg, could be fluid balance-dehydrated, , could be another process-checking labs and Physical indicated ...Read more

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Feeling short of breath when climbing stairs?

Feeling short of breath when climbing stairs?

It depends...: 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

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Should I worry about jaw pain that comes on when I'm climbing stairs?

Should I worry about jaw pain that comes on when I'm climbing stairs?

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