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The Muscles That Move With Joints Used For Climbing Stairs
I broke my fib and tib 2 yrs ago. I have a rod in leg. I walk every day but still have trouble climbing stairs. What exercise is good to build muscle?
Many: Leg press, squats, lunges, leg extensions, hamstring curls, calf raises...To name a few. Bike and elliptical use are good low impact exercises. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Thought I pulled a muscle but physical therapist sister says its my tendons? While stretching in bed after waking, I hurt the tendons back side of knee. Two months later pain is still there and aggrevated when climbing stairs or sitting with knees bent
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
Constant severe left side pelvicpain I thought ovarian cyst sono normal painful sex&radiates to groin when climbing stairs. Possible Sacroiliac joint?
Not sacroiliac: Sacroiliac joint problems don't produce those types of symptoms. Pelvic, muscular, or ligament problems are more likely. Has your gynecologist cleared you of all pelvic problems? Do you recall any strain type injuries of the lower abdomen or groin? Does your left hip bother you? If symptoms persist repeat evaluation and examination of these areas are needed. ...Read more
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
I am experiencing knee pain, difficulty walking, knee swelling, unable to bear weight, difficulty climbing stairs, severe pain in extremity and popping or snapping sound from joint.
DVT? Having sharp pain when I move my leg outward and inward and sometimes climbing stairs. The pain seems to be deep inside where my inner thigh/hip
DVT: Not likely but show to your Dr. Are you on BCP this increases risk. ...Read more
Spontaneous Severe Stiff muscle/joint all over body in morning. Hard to climb knees lock. Tests done RA ruled out. Fingers swollen.?
Further workup: May need further workup. Have you seen a rheumatologist? There are many other potential causes. Psoriasis is one example. A percentage of patients with psoriasis will have an associated inflammatory arthritis, and it is characterized by diffuse swelling in the fingers. There are many other possibilities as well. ...Read more
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
Yes: Jaw pain is frequently experienced when a blockage in one of the arteries of the heart prevents adequate blood (and oxygen) flow to the heart, particularly during periods of exertion such as climbing stairs. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should be seen by a physician as you may need testing to evaluate for the presence of heart disease. ...Read more
I'm fourteen years old and I've been having severe knee pains since I was about 10. I'm fourteen years old and I've been having severe knee pains since I was about 10. My knees will go out at the worst times (climbing stairs, tumbling, cheerleading, sittin
Dehydration, infecti: A female with feeling of head throbbing after climbing stairs could be from dehydration. It could also be from a sinus infection, a cold, or allergies. Lastly, deconditioning could cause this, meaning someone who is not physically fit could experience increased heart rate which in turn could be interpreted as a throbbing head. ...Read more
Conditioning: Any aerobic exercise (walking, running, swimming, stairs, etc) will help. Start slow and work your way up. When you feel your self getting winded slow down, recover and work your way back up. If you push yourself you will be out of breath at any level of conditioning and as long as you are in your target zone (heart rate) and not short of breath you are doing well. ...Read more
Fast heart rate from climbing stairs-anyone know anything to do other than stop and fake being fit?
Hydrate: Climbing up stairs is a pretty strenuous activity, if you are out of shape or mildly dehydrated your heart rate will increase more rapidly than a fit well hydrated individual. An easy way to improve symptoms is to make sure you drink plenty of fluids (not caffeine) throughout the day while you make up your mind to get in shape. If you feel the increase in hr is too much see your doctor. ...Read more
How come the instant I wake up in morning, still laying in bed, my heart beats real fast as if I were running or climbing stairs?
Need a monitor: It is difficult to tell why you are having this kind of response. The early morning cortisol levels are increasing. That is the stress hormone that fluctuates causing you to wake up. It may be that you are just becoming "startled" on morning arousal. A cardiac monitor worn overnight would be helpful in determining the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
What are the necessary medical aids to help at home navigation after heel spur recovery. Will climbing stairs and showering be acceptable? .
My right knee has been bothering me since Sat. Hurts to go up&downstairs. I did alot of walking and climbing stairs this past week. Some advice please?
RICE: Hard to be sure without knowing where it hurts and examining you. In general a brief trial of Rest Immobilization Compression and Elevation may help. Don't overdo any of these but you can use cold packs or a bottle of cold water and a gently wrapped 4-6" Ace as a form of first aid treatment. Will probably subside but you can add Alleve or Motrin if you don't have stomach problems. ...Read more
Treated for atonomic dysfunction w/ atenolol (HHR) taken off of it heart still beats fast but only when standing up and climbing stairs reasons for it?
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
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
Breathless: When your aerobic capacity is exceeded by your exercise, breathlessness results. Climbing stairs and walking incline are exercise. ...Read more
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