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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Difficulty Standing (Overview)

Difficulty standing is a clinical finding in which a person is less able to raise and support his body into a standing position.


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What would you recommend for quad weakness that causes difficulty standing from kneeling?

What would you recommend for quad weakness that causes difficulty standing from kneeling?

Various quad sets: Depending on your activity level and whether there is patella (kneecap) problems, there are many safe exercises for the quads. I do not recommend knee extension and knee flexion machines, which can make knee problems worse. I prefer straight leg raises, exercise bicycle, and gentle (slow) stairclimbing. Forcing yourself not to limp will also help. Lunges and squats are more difficult but effective. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
17 doctors shared insights

Difficulty Standing (Overview)

Difficulty standing is a clinical finding in which a person is less able to raise and support his body into a standing position.


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At parties I want to sit, have difficulty standing. Why is it harder than used to be?

At parties I want to sit, have difficulty standing. Why is it harder than used to be?

Do you have: Osteoarthritis, which give you the stiffness after you down for a while, consult your doctor about that he will be able to help you. ...Read more

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My father was diagnozed with type 2 diabetes. He is 73 years old. Lately he is falling down, losing balance and having difficulty standing. Why?

My father was diagnozed with type 2 diabetes. He is 73 years old. Lately he is falling down, losing balance and having difficulty standing. Why?

Many reasons: Aside from neuropathy from diabetes, uncontrolled dm can also cause dehydration, weakness, electrolytes imbalances...These can contribute to the symptoms he's currently experiencing. Dm medication, if not taking appropriately can also do the same thing. I recommend seeing his physician to discuss possible causes and proper treatment. ...Read more

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At parties I want to sit, have difficulty standing. Why is it harder than used to be?

Do you have: Osteoarthritis, which give you the stiffness after you down for a while, consult your doctor about that he will be able to help you. ...Read more

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Difficulty standing up from a squatting position? Age or deconditioning?

Difficulty standing up from a squatting position? Age or deconditioning?

Both: Unfortunately, one of earliest muscle groups to lose control of is the quads and hip flexors. These are the muscles needed to stand from a squatting condition. Deconditioning will also affect the same muscles. Fortunately, you can strengthen them with straight leg raises, exercise bicycle, and gentle (slow) stairclimbing. ...Read more

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Difficulty standing up from a squatting position, could it be from age or deconditioning?

Difficulty standing up from a squatting position, could it be from age or deconditioning?

Many possibilities: There are many problems that could give you trouble standing from a squatting position. If this is new onset and from muscle weakness deconditioning certainly could be the cause. Referred pain from the back or stenosis of the spine could also give you these types of symptoms. Pain in the front of the knee would be another common cause secondary to "patellofemoral" syndrome. ...Read more

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Difficulty standing up from a kneeling or squatting position, what to do?

Difficulty standing up from a kneeling or squatting position, what to do?

Patellar pain.: You could have pain related to your kneecap joints, which are under a lot of stress when in a squatting or kneeling position. See a non-surgical sports medicine doctor, who may recommend medication and/or physical therapy. ...Read more