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Bad pain in both quads. Started after climbing stairs?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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