What is Stair Climbing?

Category: Exercises

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Stair climbing uses the muscles of the legs, in particular the quadriceps (front of the thighs) and the buttocks.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Stair Climbing

Side effect Patients
Muscle aches 1

Why patients stopped taking Stair Climbing

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Reason Patients
Other 2
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Duration

Currently doing Stair Climbing

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2

Stopped doing Stair Climbing

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Stair Climbing

Jan 15, 2017 (Started Jun 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for walking difficult without aid)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mobility decreased)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve flexibility/strength)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (muscle aches)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: after dbs, i am having great difficulty running, or walking fast. i have very little trouble walking slowly, though. running stairs is a little harder than before dbs, but i find i get more benefit from walking (in terms of improving my walking) than from stairs. so for now i'm sticking with walking, especially since stairs can be very tiring.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 19, 2016 (Started Jun 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (muscle aches)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I have discovered that if I don't walk regularly, I seem to forget how, even if I'm otherwise quite fit (from elliptical or exercise bike) . And once I start having walking difficulties, I tend to go into a downward spiral, where I freeze more and more, and walk less (or go very slowly  due to freezing, so that I get little benefit from it) . But I have also pfound that climbing stairs helps me retain, and regain, my walking ability.  And no matter how much trouble I have with freezing while walking, I never freeze while climbing stairs.  And running stairs is even better. So I do stairs two or three days weekly. But I do have to ensure I don't overdo it, since stair climbing can be very strenuous. The fact that it is so strenuous can be a positive - you can get a great aerobic workout in a very short time.  Also, it is great for strengthening the legs.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 10, 2014 (Started Jun 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (muscle aches)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: I usually work out at a gym. But Sunday mornings it's closed, so then I walk around the neighborhood. But if the weather is bad, I'll climb stairs instead. One thing I've found - I sometimes start climbing stairs before taking my medication, and after twenty or thirty minutes I'll come on, as if I had taken my medication. (Unfortunately this state only last ten or twenty minutes.) Stair climbing is quite strenuous - so don't do it unless you're in good shape (or start very slowly).
Cost: < $25 monthly

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