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Difficulty standing up from a squatting position, could it be from age or deconditioning?

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Dr. Bradley Graw
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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