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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

Dr. Nolan Segal
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Can a herniated disc cause bilateral leg pain (burning, tingling) mostly front of legs after exertion (walking fast, uphill, climbing stairs, etc.)?

Can a herniated disc cause bilateral leg pain (burning, tingling) mostly front of legs after exertion (walking fast, uphill, climbing stairs, etc.)?

Absolutely: Yes, although there are other potential causes as well. A detailed exam and review of your studies will likely yield the correct diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low vitamin d dose it cause aching legs and sore knees when bending or climbing stairs?

What are the symptoms of low vitamin d dose it cause aching legs and sore knees when bending or climbing stairs?

Possibly: Vitamin D deficiency could cause aching legs and sore knees.
A more common cause of knee pain in a young healthy woman is when the kneecap doesn't track straight in the groove. Pain worse with stairs is classic. Usually pain in the front of the knee. "patello-femoral pain syndrome". PT will help. Exercise to strengthen the medial quadriceps. Good luck! :-) ...Read more

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Hi I am overweight and my knee's ache while jogging or climbing stairs. Do I need to take any medication or induce some food in my diet?

Hi I am overweight and my knee's ache while jogging or climbing stairs. Do I need to take any medication or induce some food in my diet?

Avoid aggravating: Excess weight can put a strain on the joints and promote pain with even normal every day activities. Specific foods or supplements won't help much. Strengthening the supporting muscles will, and walking and other quadriceps strengthening exercise should help. Avoid, when possible, those activities that cause pain. Most important is weight loss to reduce the strain. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Weird leg weakness and tiredness. Seems weak when climbing stairs?

Weird leg weakness and tiredness. Seems weak when climbing stairs?

Leg weakness: Could be claudication, a serious symptom pf pad. Needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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My left leg gave away while climbing stairs. Almost fell but didn't. Doctor checked out and said it is manifestation of pain. Thoughts?

Protection: The body protects itself. When you have a small bit a cartilage floating around the knee joint and go to bear weight, your body stops you from injuring itself. The giving way is your body not allowing to bring your full weight down and injuring the surface of the joint further. ...Read more

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I have mild leg weakness. I find when I'm tired it seems worse and becomes hard to do activities such as climbing stairs. Is this expected? Any advice

I have mild leg weakness. I find when I'm tired it seems worse and becomes hard to do activities such as climbing stairs. Is this expected? Any advice

Yes, with weakness -: Your symptoms will get worse.
One needs to determine why do you have weakness in the first place?
Se your pcp to be evaluated/investigated ; treated. Any infective condition (with viral being rather common) will give you generalized weakness; a back issue with pinched nerve will probably give a one-sided weakness; or it could be due to a local soft tissue or bony lesions. Might need an orthopod. ...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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Leg pain and weakness but right leg ok after climbing 8 flights of stairs. Why the difference?

Asymmetry: You could have different alignment or different strength in each leg. You could be unknowingly favoring 1 leg over the other. ...Read more

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I am getting severe leg muscle pain if I do brisk walking or running, and climbing stairs. If I do normal walking its fine.?

Possible Cause: This could be from possible exercise induced compartment syndrome if it is in your lower legs. I would recommend good hydration, lower leg strengthening and if it is very painful that actually stops you from activities you would like to do then consider seeing a specialist like myself or do compartment testing. ...Read more

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I am a physically fit mid 40's woman. I'm experiencing burning in chest/legs & shortness in breath while running or climbing stairs. What should do?

I am a physically fit mid 40's woman. I'm experiencing burning in chest/legs & shortness in breath while running or climbing stairs. What should do?

See a doctor: You should see a doctor and have the issues properly evaluated. Make certain there are no cardiac or pulmonary causes for the shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Joint instability at hip and knee, weakness from hip to outer thigh to outer knee. Pain lifting leg - climbing stairs and kicking leg backwards. Why?

Joint instability at hip and knee, weakness from hip to outer thigh to outer knee. Pain lifting leg - climbing stairs and kicking leg backwards. Why?

Many possibilities: Needs evaluation by rheumatologist to assess how much instability and perhaps by a physical medicine specialist or neurologist. ...Read more

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Legs ache constantly... Hurt a lot going up stairs... Is this muscular or something more? I'm a healthy 20 year old girl

Legs ache constantly... Hurt a lot going up stairs... Is this muscular or something more? I'm a healthy 20 year old girl

Time for office eval: "Healthy" is a relative term. If you cannot go through the activities of normal living without pain, you need to have this evaluated. The possibilities are numerous. Proper evaluation will require a review of your history, exam and likely some testing. The sooner you do this the sooner you can find a solution. ...Read more

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Elbow joints sore when lifting and knees sore when climbing stairs sometimes finger jpints also?

Elbow joints sore when lifting and knees sore when climbing stairs sometimes finger jpints also?

Arthritis: Is it worse in the morning or at the end of the day. How long has it been going on? Does simple analgesia help? Worth discussing with your doctor and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Painful shins have to quit running hurt after run painful climbing stairs. Pain does not increase when I put pressure onit. Islight swelling along shin?

Painful shins have to quit running hurt after run painful climbing stairs. Pain does not increase when I put pressure onit. Islight swelling along shin?

Shin splints???: Not everyone gets shin splints, but it created pain and discomfort over time. Need to stretch before and after, and make sure you are will hydrated. Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome) is an inflammation of the muscles, tendons, and bone tissue around your tibia. Pain typically occurs along the inner border of the tibia, where muscles attach to the bone. ...Read more

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I have a jabbing pain in my left knee when climbing stairs following heavy exercise. What could this be and can I keep running?

I have a jabbing pain in my left knee when climbing stairs following heavy exercise. What could this be and can I keep running?

Maybe ant. Knee pain: Anterior knee pain (patello-femoral dysfunction) is a commonly seen "overuse" injury that can appear after a person increases his training, changes running surfaces, changes to different shoes, gets a separate leg injury that results in slight gait changes, gets some weakness in the quads, etc... A primary care, sports med, or orthopedic doctor's exam can help. Meanwhile, running less is helpful. ...Read more

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My left knee and hip keep hurting whenever I put all my weight on it. Ex: climbing stairs. I didn't do anything physically demanding recently?

My left knee and hip keep hurting whenever I put all my weight on it. Ex: climbing stairs. I didn't do anything physically demanding recently?

Call your doctor: There are many minor injuries that may have occurred without you realizing it. It's most likely a soft tissue injury but you really need to be examined by your doctor to know whether or not you need x-rays to rule out a bony injury. You can try Naproxen or Motrin for a few days but if not improved, you should call your doctor and be seen for further evaluation. You may benefit from physical therapy. ...Read more

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I injured my left knee about six years ago. Will stair climbing affect bad knee? Weigh 150 and am 60 yrs old. Have some pain when climbing stairs.

I injured my left knee about six years ago. Will stair climbing affect bad knee? Weigh 150 and am 60 yrs old. Have some pain when climbing stairs.

Maybe: The answer to this question depends on the source of your pain. I would find a good local orthopaedic surgeon and get appropriately evaluated and then pursue a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I went for MRI and it shows that my knee caps are fine. But I am feeling pains when doing normal activities such as sitting down and climbing stairs.

I went for MRI and it shows that my knee caps are fine. But I am feeling pains when doing normal activities such as sitting down and climbing stairs.

Knee instability: It could be knee instability (loose collateral ligaments and peri-articular capsule. It could also be a symptom of vitamin D and calcium deficiency. You need to be examined. ...Read more

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Intense ankle pain (front & lateral) prohibits climbing stairs, pivoting, running. No injury, full ROM w/o weight on it. What did/should I do? Thanks!

Intense ankle pain (front & lateral) prohibits climbing stairs, pivoting, running. No injury, full ROM w/o weight on it. What did/should I do? Thanks!

Ortho Eval needed: Seek evaluation by your orthopaedic surgeon. Along with a thorough examination of your ankle, X-rays would likely be obtained to assess for a potential loose body of osteophyte that may make stair climbing painful. Instability or ankle looseness would also be assessed as the anterior and lateral aspect of the ankle is where the main stabilizing ligaments are located. ...Read more

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What might cause non-localized posterior left thigh pain persistent for3 weeks that aggravates after climbing stairs? No swellings, no pain when static

The most likely: Injury would be a pulled hamstring. That is a muscle strain injury and would be treated with rest, anti-inflammatory meds and maybe some heat if the injury is more than a few days old. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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