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Would simple deconditioning give people difficulty climbing stairs?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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