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Doctor insights on: The Muscles That Move With Joints Used For Climbing Stairs

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Muscle (Definition)

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


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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

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

It: It definitely sounds like you need an mri. This will show any tendon or ligament damage. See your doctor. He/she will exam you, order an x-ray first then decide on an mri. If possible see an orthopedist. If not your doctor will refer you after doing preliminary tests.
Good luck. ...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.?

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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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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Constant severe left side pelvicpain I thought ovarian cyst sono normal painful sex&radiates to groin when climbing stairs. Possible Sacroiliac joint?

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

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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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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.

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.

Get mri and xray: Sounds like meniscus tear, see orthopedic, get xray and mri, if overweight lose wt, if not bad, take over the counter pain meds tylenol/aleve. Wear elastic knee sleeve, m can do physical therapy if knee gives way or locks up likely tear ...Read more

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Spontaneous Severe Stiff muscle/joint all over body in morning. Hard to climb knees lock. Tests done RA ruled out. Fingers swollen.?

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

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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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Should I worry about jaw pain that comes on when I'm climbing stairs?

Should I worry about jaw pain that comes on when I'm climbing stairs?

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

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Why does my head painfully throb after climbing stairs?

Why does my head painfully throb after climbing stairs?

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

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What exercises should I do so I'm not so out of breath after climbing stairs?

What exercises should I do so I'm not so out of breath after climbing stairs?

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

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I am facing severe pain in my knees while climbing stairs.

I am facing severe pain in my knees while climbing stairs.

Rest a lot: Try MOtrim 600 mg every 12 hour if no improving go to see an Orthopaedic and a aNTI-inflammatory treatment for pain.. MRI of knee will help to find a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Knee pain while first standing and climbing stairs after long flight. 60. Any ideas?

Knee pain while first standing and climbing stairs after long flight. 60. Any ideas?

Patellofemoral pain: Pain in the front of the knee when climbing stairs, first standing, or sitting for prolonged periods is generally from problems under the knee cap. This can be patellofemoral pain, chondromalacia patella or patellofemoral arthritis. ...Read more

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Fast heart rate from climbing stairs-anyone know anything to do other than stop and fake being fit?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

SYNCOPE/NCS: Syncope/NCS (NEUROCARDIOGENIC SYNCOPE). There are several treatment options. First is high salt diet 4-6 gm/Dy. I have had better response to Proamatine (midodrine) and SSRI meds like Paxil/Zoloft/Lexapro. Get a second opinion to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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How to loose 5kgs in a month by doing skips and climbing stairs?

How to loose 5kgs in a month by doing skips and climbing stairs?

Low carb diet: You can loose weight if you follow a diet about 1200 calories low in carb with vitamin and supplement that control you appetite. And also with exercise ...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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Throbbing headache on the left front after climbing stairs, worse with coughing?

Throbbing headache on the left front after climbing stairs, worse with coughing?

Possibly sinus: Have you had a recent cold? Any congestion or nasal blockage? Any discolored nasal mucous? If so it could be sinus pain. It also could be a muscle spasm type pain. Try advil or alleve. Consider ice as well. If it worsens see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the reason for feeling breathless when climbing stairs or walking up an incline?

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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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more