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6,370 Possible Causes for Falling, No Muscle Weakness

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    A 55-year-old woman with consanguineous parents developed slowly progressive, asymmetric muscle weakness and atrophy in her forearms, while her ability to walk remained unaffected[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] However, the role of gaming systems in fall risk reduction was not explored.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We present a 70-year-old male patient of Greek origin with choreatic movements of the tongue and face, lower limb muscle weakness, peripheral neuropathy, elevated creatinephosphokinase[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Vitamin D Deficiency

    Muscle weakness below a certain threshold affects functional ability and mobility, which puts an elderly person at increased risk of falling and fractures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] All had generalized bone pain and tenderness, muscle weakness, stooping posture, difficulty walking, and waddling gait due to severe proximal muscle weakness for a period[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Vitamin D treatment was associated with a possible decreased risk for at least 1 fall and the total number of falls per person but not for fractures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Symptoms include frequent falling, difficulty in climbing, and a waddling gait. Get unlimited access to all of Britannica’s trusted content.[britannica.com] It causes progressive weakness in muscles of the face, arms, legs, and around the shoulders and chest.[ninds.nih.gov] The Duchenne MD is the most common form and the symptoms include: Unsteady gait Frequent falls Difficulty in getting up from resting position Difficulty in carrying out activities[symptoma.com]

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Early signs include delay in walking, frequent falling, and difficulty getting up from a sitting or lying position.[web.archive.org] Occasionally, however, females who carry a DMD gene mutation may have muscle weakness and cramping.[ghr.nlm.nih.gov] Four of the five deteriorated rapidly and died within 36 h after falling. X-rays for fractures were negative.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Inclusion Body Myositis

    Many patients say they have balance problems and fall easily, as the muscles cannot compensate for an off-balanced posture.[en.wikipedia.org] We have identified several patients with sIBM in our cohort with muscle weakness of the flexors but not the quadriceps femoris.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients were reported to have experienced dysphagia (60.2%) and injurious falls (44.3%) during their disease.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Neuropathy

    It is manifested with pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness.[fpnotebook.com] Falls. Weakness and loss of sensation may be associated with lack of balance and falling.[mayoclinic.org] That myo in the word means muscle, so this is a form of neuropathy that can cause muscle weakness.[endocrineweb.com]

  • Cataplexy

    For a time things were fine, but then we started noticing that I was having episodes of falling, especially when I would laugh or get upset.[globalgenes.org] A sudden, temporary period of muscle weakness in fully-conscious people is called cataplexy.[symptoma.com] Others experience sleep paralysis and are unable to move or speak right before falling asleep or right after waking up.[livestrong.com]

  • Myotonic Dystrophy

    […] nine hole peg test (r 0.602*) and (2) measures of disease severity/burden, such as MIRS (r 0.718*), MDHI (r 0.483*), and DM1-Activ (r -0.749*) (*p KEYWORDS: Balance; DM1; Falls[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] On neurological examination the patient was presented with muscle weakness, muscle atrophy (in face and sternocleidomastoid muscles), features of myotonia and apocamnosis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Remove loose carpeting from the floor to reduce your risk for a fall. Use chairs with side arms and hard cushions to make it easier to get up or out of a chair.[drugs.com]

  • Narcolepsy

    They may fall asleep while talking or eating, or during sporting events and social activities.[nhlbi.nih.gov] Cataplexy caused by narcolepsy might be disregard as distal muscle weakness of CMT1. The daytime sleepiness might also be ignored.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Often people live with mild symptoms, such as daytime sleepiness and muscle weakness, for several years before narcolepsy is diagnosed.[web.archive.org]

  • Osteoarthritis

    As a progressive degenerative joint disorder, OA is characterized by cartilage damage, changes in the subchondral bone, osteophyte formation, muscle weakness, and inflammation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] People with OA have risk factors such as decreased function, muscle weakness and impaired balance that make them more likely to fall.[physio-pedia.com] Gait analysis parameters obtained suggest that the pre-treatment slower speed may be caused by antalgic walking patterns, the need for pain control and muscle weakness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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