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Difficulty Climbing Stairs (Overview)

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.


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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

Difficulty Climbing Stairs (Overview)

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.


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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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What could cause someone to have difficulty climbing maybe 6 stairs?

Difficulty climbing: Many possibilities. It sounds as if you should contact your doctor to find out what is wrong. You will need an examination and probably some tests. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with fibro but symptoms include tiring quickly, leg aches w/ trouble climbing stairs, tonic pupil, and memory loss. Something else?

Diagnosed with fibro but symptoms include tiring quickly, leg aches w/ trouble climbing stairs, tonic pupil, and memory loss. Something else?

Fibro is an: Insidious illness that involves multiple systems--muscles, neurological, vascular and psychiatric. Your symptoms fit, but are only four of possibly 20 or more. Here's a reference:

http://www. Webmd. Com/fibromyalgia/understanding-fibromyalgia-symptoms

Find a doc that works with this disorder, as it can present in many forms and resist treatment. Pain docs and arthritis specialists are good.. ...Read more

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My grandson who is 10 years old was diagnosed with a stress fracture on l5. He will be fitted with a brace, but he has trouble climbing stairs and pai?

My grandson who is 10 years old was diagnosed with a stress fracture on l5. He will be fitted with a brace, but he has trouble climbing stairs and pai?

What's the question?: To get the most from this site, you need to provide background information and ask a clear question. You have stated some background information, but no question was posted. You are welcome to start over. Your posts are never linked and go out at random to the site. ...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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I get otu of breath very easy. I'm 29yrs old and cant climb stairs or walk a reasonable distance. If I do it takes 2-5min to catch breath and be ok?

I get otu of breath very easy. I'm 29yrs old and cant climb stairs or walk a reasonable distance. If I do it takes 2-5min to catch breath and be ok?

Not OK!: At any age that kind of shortness of breath with exertion needs to be worked up. Perhaps a lung or heart problem could be underlying. If you are terribly out of shape that could be the problem but the more serious conditions need to be ruled out before that is assumed. ...Read more

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Shows medial compartment on knee x-ray. Cannot climb stairs nor do much exercise on knees. What should I do? Thanks

Shows medial compartment on knee x-ray. Cannot climb stairs nor do much exercise on knees. What should I do? Thanks

Consider Regenexx: You might want to see the doctors in your area that perform the regenexx stem cell therapies (the original docs are in colorado). They have the most research about their treatment algorithm and often will do a phone consult with you if you live far to determine how you might fair. ...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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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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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