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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[] However, the role of gaming systems in fall risk reduction was not explored.[] 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[]

  • 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.[] 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[] 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.[]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Symptoms include frequent falling, difficulty in climbing, and a waddling gait. Get unlimited access to all of Britannica’s trusted content.[] It causes progressive weakness in muscles of the face, arms, legs, and around the shoulders and chest.[] 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[]

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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

  • Inclusion Body Myositis

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

  • Neuropathy

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

  • 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.[] A sudden, temporary period of muscle weakness in fully-conscious people is called cataplexy.[] Others experience sleep paralysis and are unable to move or speak right before falling asleep or right after waking up.[]

  • 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[] On neurological examination the patient was presented with muscle weakness, muscle atrophy (in face and sternocleidomastoid muscles), features of myotonia and apocamnosis[] 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.[]

  • Narcolepsy

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

  • Osteoarthritis

    As a progressive degenerative joint disorder, OA is characterized by cartilage damage, changes in the subchondral bone, osteophyte formation, muscle weakness, and inflammation[] People with OA have risk factors such as decreased function, muscle weakness and impaired balance that make them more likely to fall.[] 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.[]

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