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what could be a physical cause for being clumsy out of the blue?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Stroke, Multiple: Sclerosis, lou gehrigs disease, or just plain ol clumsiness. Get checked please.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How do you deal with unusual clumsiness?

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Dr. Kevin Teal
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Get it checked out.: New problems with coordination and balance should be investigated. Some medications can cause sedation or drowsiness that makes someone less crisp in their activity or gait. Some laboratory abnormalities can cause balance or motor problems. If all else checks out ok, then get an MRI or ct of head, neck and back to exclude structural problem.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is there such thing as a disorder or syndrome where your clumsy? It happens when I rush and am exhausted.

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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Normal for everyone: Everybody is more clumsy (less precise fine motor control, slower reaction times) when we are overly stressed or in a rush, and when we are exhausted. Slow down and take enough time to rest and refresh yourself -- our bodies are not designed to be "on the go" all the time.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to train yourself to be less clumsy?

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Dr. David Benglis
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Clumsiness: Have your primary care or neurologist rule out any underlying organic cause such as spinal stenosis. Also enroll in occupational therapy or physical therapy program vs. Pilates/yoga.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can people 'grow out' of being clumsy?

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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Some people do: Clumsiness may be due to muscular weakness, gross of fine motor coordination difficulties, visuomotor integrations difficulties, sensory input problems, vestibular or balance difficulties.. As the brain matures sometimes better motor control and inhibition develop, in other cases neuropsychological or neurological assessment may lead to recommendations for pt or ot.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Any ways to reduce clumsiness?

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Dr. David Benglis
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Clumsiness: Make sure there is no root underlying cause such as spinal stenosis (seek advice from primary care physician or neurologist). If work up negative or positive i would work with a physical or occupational therapist and enroll in a pilates course.

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