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861 Possible Causes for Dropping Things

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Other symptoms can be the tendency to drop things, difficulty manipulating small objects, and a burning sensation.[] things held in the hand In long term sufferers, the muscles at the thumb base may shrink causing difficulty with the pinch mechanism.[] things Difficulty manipulating small objects Evaluation & Tests (Not all evaluation and tests may be necessary.)[]

  • Cervical Radiculitis

    Cervical Myelopathy and Radiculopathy Spine Hands are clumsier Handwriting is worse Harder to button your shirt Dropping things Unsteady gait Losing your sense of body consciousness[]

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    A 50-year-old Japanese man was referred to our department with pain in his limb joints persisting for 3 months. Although his joints showed no redness, swelling or tenderness, he had a limited range of motion of his hip and shoulder joints, suggesting a diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). However, his[…][]

  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    We present three patients with a clinical course and cerebrospinal fluid findings consistent with a diagnosis of primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS). Extensive and repeated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations showed only diffuse abnormality in brain and spinal cord, but no focal lesions. We propose[…][]

  • Syringomyelia

    .” – SM and papilledema with intracranial hypertension “I drop things all of the time and my arms are weak.” – SM and cervical syrinx “My heart rate skyrockets whenever I[]

  • Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy

    Epilepsia. 2012 Dec;53(12):2079-90. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2012.03723.x. Epub 2012 Oct 25. Author information 1 Department of Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital, The University of Melbourne, Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia. Abstract Prognosis describes the trajectory and long-term[…][]

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    BACKGROUND: This review is an update of a previously published review, "Vitamin D for the management of multiple sclerosis" (published in the Cochrane Library; 2010, Issue 12). Multiple sclerosis (MS) is characterised by inflammation, demyelination, axonal or neuronal loss, and astrocytic gliosis in the central nervous[…][]

  • Narcolepsy

    Muscle weakness also may make your knees weak or cause you to drop things you're holding. Some people lose all muscle control and fall.[] HALLUCINATIONS You see or hear things that aren't there, either as you fall asleep or when you wake up. During hallucinations, you may feel afraid or under attack.[] During the attack, your head falls forward, your jaw drops, and your knees may buckle. In severe cases, you may fall and stay paralyzed for as long as several minutes.[]

  • Chorea Gravidarum

    Chorea gravidarum is a term denoting the appearance of non-voluntary, non-rhythmic and abrupt movements during pregnancy, often without an identifiable cause. Antiphospholipid syndrome, rheumatic fever, and use of oral contraceptives are considered as most important conditions that can induce chorea gravidarum[…][]

  • Tennis Elbow

    Practice Essentials Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), first described by Runge in 1873, is a commonly encountered problem in orthopedic practice. It is an overuse injury involving the extensor muscles that originate on the lateral epicondylar region of the distal humerus. Lateral epicondylitis is not an inflammatory[…][]

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