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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 1 3
Improve flexibility/strength 1 3
Improve mobility 1 3
Mobility decreased 1 3
Walking difficult without aid 1 3

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

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

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
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Duration

Currently doing Stair Climbing

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

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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