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I'm 43, male, having backache. I feel difficulty while standing up (stretching straight) after sitting for a long time.?

I'm 43, male, having backache. I feel difficulty while standing up (stretching straight) after sitting for a long time.?

See doctor: You may have some degenerative changes of your lumbar spine. It is best to see doctor for x ray of your back. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Difficulty Standing (Definition)

As implied, trouble or inability to stand at all or for an extended period. Potential causes can include neurological, ...Read more


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Husband has spinal stenosis & has struggled with back strain. Sitting on chair that collapsed this week. Soreness & difficulty standing. When 2 c dr?

Husband has spinal stenosis & has struggled with back strain. Sitting on chair that collapsed this week. Soreness & difficulty standing. When 2 c dr?

Soon: If he has progressive weakness, or changes in his bowel or bladder function, then he must go to the emergency room or go see a spine surgeon immediately.

If he simply has increased pain that is manageable without weakness, then he can call his spine surgeon or spinal specialist and get scheduled to be evaluated in next few days. ...Read more

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20 year-old woman with 2 painful left popliteal lumps, "inconclusive" x-ray and MRI, leading to difficulty standing or walking.....?

20 year-old woman with 2 painful left popliteal lumps, "inconclusive" x-ray and MRI, leading to difficulty standing or walking.....?

Excisional Biopsy: Since the X-rays and MRI are inconclusive, it would be prudent to have one of the lumps removed for pathological evaluation (excisional biopsy). It is likely a benign process, like an angiolipoma, a neurfoibroma, a neurilemoma or a Masson's tumor, but a pathological diagnosis is your best option at this time. Plus, removing the lump will likely make the pain resolve. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has difficulty standing up after a few minutes of siting and complains about leg pain also tends to walk as if her legs are stiff help?

Should see doctor: This could be a number of things from growing pains to something that could be more serious. I would advise to schedule an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Difficulty standing?

What is the definition or description of: Difficulty standing?

See below: As implied, trouble or inability to stand at all or for an extended period. Potential causes can include neurological, vascular, and musculoskeletal causes. ...Read more

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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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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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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

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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

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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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I have episodes of extreme difficulty standing up+extreme weakness when walking afterward. Prior I get dizziness, neck pain, and headache. Causes?

I have episodes of extreme difficulty standing up+extreme weakness when walking afterward. Prior I get dizziness, neck pain, and headache. Causes?

Neuro Condition: Gait is a manner of walking or moving on foot. It is an important aspect of signs that may provide information about several musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. There are several basic pathological gaits that can be attributed to neurological conditions.
Rec.: see a neurologist for further investigation. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with havin a bulgin disk in my back. Can stretchin or bein active help? Have difficulty sitting up 2 long or find a comfy way to sleep

I was diagnosed with havin a bulgin disk in my back. Can stretchin or bein active help? Have difficulty sitting up 2 long or find a comfy way to sleep

Disc: Most disk problems can resolve within 4-6 weeks without specific treatment except anti-inflammatory medications, pain medication and occasional muscle relaxants. I don't recommend active exercises involving your back while you're symptomatic. Avoid prolonged sitting or standing but stay normally active. If symptoms remain severe after 4to6 weeks, consult pain management specialist or neurosurgeon ...Read more

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What causes difficulty walking after sitting?

What causes difficulty walking after sitting?

Many possibilities: If it is not getting better, see your doctor. Walking is a complex process, and many different medical problems can affect it. I suggest you go in for a good history and examination. Start with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing when sitting, what to do?

Difficulty breathing when sitting, what to do?

Breathing problem: You need face to face physician visit to get physical examination for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a difficulty in breathing when I am sitting?

I have a difficulty in breathing when I am sitting?

Short of breath: Any time you are show of breath, you should see an doctor. It may be as simple as you not being able to expand your lungs while you are sitting if you are crunched over or have a protuberant abdomen, but you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am having extreme difficulty get up from bed o after sitting for last one month. Surprizingly there isn't any pain when I stand straight or walk.

I am having extreme difficulty get up from bed o after sitting for last one month. Surprizingly there isn't any pain when I stand straight or walk.

Muscle weakness: Difficulty getting up from the bed or sitting position to the feet may be an indicator of proximal muscle weakness. The reason for that weakness may vary, but to make the diagnosis, it needs a physical and some labs, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I'm disabled & have difficulty walking, standing & sitting for any length of time. Swimming not an option. What other options are there for exercise?

I'm disabled & have difficulty walking, standing & sitting for any length of time. Swimming not an option. What other options are there for exercise?

Exercise if disabled: You may be able to do some stretching exercises to maintain flexibility or use free weights or resistance bands to build your upper body strength. building muscle not only enhances strength, it contributes to weight control because the more muscle you have, the more calories you can burn. Consult with a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. ...Read more

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Cause of pain and weakness in legs? Difficulty getting up from sitting.

Cause of pain and weakness in legs? Difficulty getting up from sitting.

See below: Pain may come from many sources: diabetes, medications, overuse, etc. Difficulty getting up suggests muscle atrophy (lack of use, low testosterone, etc). Physical therapy could help strengthen leg muscles to facilitate standing/sitting. Fp can check for sources of pain (take list of all prescription, otc meds, & supplements u take to help track down cause). ...Read more

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Knee swollen; severe pain on side; difficulty getting up from sitting; what's it likely to be?

Injury or arthritis: Injury, including a fracture, arthritis, infection, blood clot are all among the most common. Md vist and exam will be needed. ...Read more

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Sudden severe back pain wo injury back spasams today and difficulty walking sitting brings tears. What could cause this?

Back pain: Hard to tell what causes this and you must have someone tack you to the nearest Emergency facility.
Please let me know how things go.

M. Kleerekoper ...Read more

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I did exercise and I have burning pain in both thigh for about 3 days its a serious? I can walk but I have difficulty in sitting? Plzz helpp

I did exercise and I have burning pain in both thigh for about 3 days its a serious? I can walk but I have difficulty in sitting? Plzz helpp

Overuse: The simplest answer is that you may have overdone it and are just very sore! Lactic acid buildup is what causes muscle soreness, and as you continue to exercise the muscles will better manage it so you don't feel like this every time you exercise. Although painful right now, gentle stretching can help alleviate the sore burning sensation, as will time. Don't get discouraged; keep exercising! ...Read more