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roller22
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   Posted 2/17/2018 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone have severe quad pain when climbing stairs?
When I go upstairs, after 8 - 9 steps my quads hurt so bad I have to stop. I move them around a bit and wait, then I go a few more steps. They feel like they are filling with lactic acid and get hard. I’m only ten lbs. overweight, active, ride my bike at least 20 mi. most days, walk, do a lot of stretching. HELP!

Post Edited By Moderator (Sherrine) : 2/18/2018 7:56:52 AM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 2/18/2018 6:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi roller, my leg pain has improved with a specific exercise I use to strengthen my legs so I can do stairs.

I lean against one of those big exercise balls against the wall placed at the middle of my back and I squat 20 times as deep as I can. (Don't have your knees go beyond your feet.) I couldn't squat very far for a while, now I can squat deeper.

I've gone from not being able to use steps very easily and feeling clumsy on them to doing the steps with more ease. But not enough ease to ever live in a place with stairs. For me, it's the weakness issue too.

Good luck to you.
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   Posted 2/18/2018 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Roller, and welcome! I don’t have the pain in the quads you are describing but I do have problems with stairs. It affects my back and hips instead. Do you have fibro? With fibro, if we overdo, we pay a price with more pain. I’m just guessing here, but maybe riding your bike 20 minutes a day is a little too much. Exercise is important for fibro but we do have to pay attention to what our bodies are telling us. I walk as a gentle form of exercise. Maybe try riding your bike 3-4 times a week or maybe only ride it 15 minutes a day. Also, are you riding it up hills? It’s very important to pace yourself when doing things. If an exercise is causing more pain, cut back on the amount you are doing. These are things to think about.

Here is a good link about exercise and fibromyalgia by the Mayo Clinic.

/www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fibromyalgia/in-depth/fibromyalgia-and-exercise/art-20093376

Be sure to read Fibro 101...the first thread on the forum. There is a load of good info about fibro.

I’m looking forward to getting to know you better. Don’t hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you. Hope to hear more from you soon.

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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 2/18/2018 8:06:08 AM (GMT-7)


Ljm2014
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   Posted 2/18/2018 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I will try that ball thing..as this has been a weakness , after a bad fall..

We have plenty of stairs but i do not go up and down them a bunch..oddly enough i googled exercises for better strength on the stairs, and only silly stuff came up..

Let me know if you , or anyone has more to share..

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   Posted 2/20/2018 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Ljm, if you also have weakness in your arms, I face the wall with my ball and as I press it against the wall I raise it up and down from face level to as far as I can reach. Sometimes I go onto my tiptoes too with the stretch.

I also stretch my arms upward away from the wall with the ball.

I do about 6 repetitions of these. The squat exercise above--I do about 20 repetitions.
Fibromyalgia, CFS, MCS, scoliosis, herniated disks, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, sjorgens, sleep apnea, asthma, allergies, headaches, and reflux. On a regiment of different supplements including sleep supplements. I eat nutritiously and perform prescribed stretches twice daily.

Favorite Quote:
True happiness comes not from material gain but from what we can do for each other.
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