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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

Squatting (Definition)

To sit in a low or crouching position with the legs drawn up closely beneath or in front of the body; sit on ...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

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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?

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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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?

Need Neurological ev: Symptoms can be from CNS disorder, peripheral neuropathy.Myopathy, some metabolic disorder, auto immune disorder and others you need to have extensive evauation including a detailed history, family history, past history, occupatinal history and comprehensive physical exam including neurological exam and blood/urine test and may need imaging like mri/cat scan to find out your diagnosis. Consult neurolog. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain (Standing & Sitting) & extreme difficulty squatting or spreading legs open due to extreme pain @ inner thighs Saddle region. ?

I have lower back pain (Standing & Sitting) & extreme difficulty  squatting or spreading legs open due to extreme pain @ inner thighs Saddle region. ?

Get checked !: Your pain may be simply due to low back muscle strain. But your mention of pain in the inner thighs and saddle region suggests a more serious condition called cauda equina syndrome. Not knowing your history, I can't give more detailed information personalized to you, but I strongly recommend you report to your doctor as soon as possible, and go to emergency immediately if your symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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Can a untreated bakers cyst cause a torn meniscus injuried by twisting/stumbling at work. Er visit with MRI showed bakers cyst, went back to work and had constant pain, difficulty squatting kneeling had cortisone injection, worked for short time, back to

Tear causes cyst: The internally injured knee protects itself by increasing the lubricating fluid production. The fluid created from an injury or cartilage wear when significant, can leak out the back of the knee and take up space between the calf and hamstring muscles making the area full or swollen. This can lead to posterior pain, decreased motion. Treat internal problem to stop the fluid production. ...Read more

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Difficulty Standing (Definition)

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