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Dr. Harinder Gill
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Clumsiness (Definition)

When our movements are not well coordinated, we are clumsy. We may drop things, run into doors, or have trouble getting projects done that require coordination of our movements. Some people are just clumsier than others. However, if someone is not usually clumsy and now starts having trouble with hand movements, walking or other movements, a visit to the ...Read more


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I use to cut my wrist pretty deep and now it feels like my hand movement is more clumsy and not as accurate as i remember. Is this do to the cutting?

I use to cut my wrist pretty deep and now it feels like my hand movement is more clumsy and not as accurate as i remember. Is this do to the cutting?

Yes, could be : Most likely tendon or nerve injury , probably you did not seek medical help at the time of incidence , see your doctor after examination will refer you to a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What could cause intermittent bilateral hand and foot numbness, slight dizziness, slight clumsiness over the past 4-6 months. Duration 1-5 minutes.

What could cause intermittent bilateral hand and foot numbness, slight dizziness, slight clumsiness over the past 4-6 months. Duration 1-5 minutes.

Vascular insufficien: Your several symptoms may not be all caused by a singular problem. If they are, the most likely cause is poor blood supply at a microvascular level. Even though the symptoms are relatively brief it would be a good idea to see a neurologist, who may recommend an MRI scan of the brain. ...Read more

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I am concerned i might have ALS. Muscle twiches, dead sore arm and locked up and clumsy hand?

I am concerned i might have ALS. Muscle twiches, dead sore arm and locked up and clumsy hand?

Do you worry a lot?: ALS doesn't cause a limb to be sore or to "lock up." you also haven't adequately described your muscle "twitches" or what you mean by "clumsy?" If you're worried, posting on HealthTap won't un-worry you. See a neurologist. ALS is one of those diseases that people get irrationally terrified of? far out of proportion to their chances of actually developing it? It's a rare disease. ...Read more

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I have cspine stenosis c6/7 with bilateral weak arms clumsy hands weakness in legs unable to walk fast a change of gait can surgery help?

I have  cspine stenosis  c6/7  with bilateral weak arms clumsy  hands  weakness in  legs  unable to walk fast a  change of gait   can surgery help?

Yes: you describe both radicular and myleopathic symptoms if you have central canal stenosis with cord compression the natural course of symptomatic cervical myleopathy is progressive worsening with lower extremity envolvement conservative care is not appropriate in my opinion big question is this foraminal or central canal stenosis? Symptomatic central canal stenosis is best treated surgically ...Read more

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Hi i started by having burning sensation on right hand now knuckles and fingers hurt and wrists both sides also feel fatigue. And clumsy hands.

Hi i started by having burning sensation on right hand now  knuckles and fingers hurt and wrists both sides also feel fatigue. And clumsy hands.

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes and i would sure be checked. Compression of the spinal cord in the neck can cause burning and numbness and clumsiness in hands and can progress further. Please get checked. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago-burning in both calves numb arms &hands, clumsy finger movements.Now constant pain in mid back with burning down spine & chest pains?

2 weeks ago-burning in both calves numb arms &hands, clumsy finger movements.Now constant pain in mid back with burning  down spine & chest pains?

Myelopathy: Your symptoms could be a number of different things. In the possibilities is spinal cord compression causing all the symptoms described. If you have an evaluation of your brain (mri), i would also simultaneously image your cervical spine just to make sure there is no congenital stenosis or a disk/spur causing all the commotion. ...Read more

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Could these symptoms be related? Joint pain/ inflammation, fatigue, postural hypotension, dry mouth, poor memory/'fog', arm/hand twitches, clumsiness

Could these symptoms be related?  Joint pain/ inflammation, fatigue, postural hypotension, dry mouth, poor memory/'fog', arm/hand twitches, clumsiness

Possibly: It is possible that you may have one single condition, although it would seem more likely to be a number of conditions that may be contributing. There are a number of inflammatory arthropathies, lupus, for example, that can cause joint complaints but also a variety of systemic manifestations in their more advanced state. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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Wife is taking amitryptiline 25mg for migraines and she is having numbness in face and hands and balance problems is this normal and will it go away ?

Wife is taking amitryptiline 25mg for migraines and she is having numbness in face and hands and balance problems is this normal and will it go away ?

Need to reassess: Your description of her symptoms is far more consistent with another explanation, such as migraine issues, and i would not feel that these problems are due to amitryptiline. However, she could be developing a peripheral neuropathy or even a problem affecting brain or spinal cord. Contact your physician and investigate the numbness and imbalance further. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Are children with Down syndrome clumsy?

Are children with Down syndrome clumsy?

Down syndrome: It is not at all uncommon to see clumsy behavior in children with down's syndrome. ...Read more

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I have spinal stenosis, balance problems and need a cane to walk? I have fallen twice, once i broke my wrist. I am now going for physical therapy (3 times) and see no results so far. Could i go for laproscopic surgergy?

I have spinal stenosis, balance problems and need a cane to walk? I have fallen twice, once i broke my wrist.  I am now going for physical therapy (3 times) and see no results so far.  Could i go for laproscopic surgergy?

Depends: Balance problems from cervical stenosis should be adressessed by a spine surgeon before other elective procedures not as impt if lumbar stenosis depends on where the stenosis is , two falls from balance problems from lumbar stenosis dosent sound right maybe your falls are from a foot drop? If your balance issues are from cervical stenosis therapy wont help. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Clumsy (Definition)

Clumsy = awkward movements. ...Read more