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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Difficulty Climbing Stairs

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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 (Definition)

Difficulty climbing stairs is a symptom in which a person has trouble going up steps, maybe due to heart failure, breathing problems, muscle ...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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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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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

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Feeling short of breath when climbing stairs?

Feeling short of breath when climbing stairs?

It depends...: Shortness of breath can be associated with exercise that is out of the ordinary for us - so if you are sedentary, the exertion of climbing stairs can cause shortness of breath. If you are normally able to do this without being short of breath or discomfort, this is a significant change and you should see your doctor straight away. It could be a sign of cardiac or pulmonary disease. ...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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