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Have brain anurism, off balance, have weakness, fingers tingle. Had a carpel tunnel release. Why do I keep falling?

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I am a 50 year lady and I do have a few medical problems I am 8st 3 I suffer from RA OAthr I do have brain anurism I no it's unrealated to the
problem I have and I am going two specialist to sort it out but in the meantime I will explain I have had a a ct scan and a.MRI recently and their is no problem showing up with my middle ear I keep falling backwards and on correcting my self I fall forwards
am not dissy at all but I cannot control my balance at all it is so bad that to stand still I open my feet and stand as thow aim in the midle of walking to
look like aim normal I carry a phone with me ever were I go just incase falling courses an injury that
needs ambulance. Last fall did a lot of damage but
they found my problem in brain because of it, so good come out of it. Aim not a doctor but I think it's
my neck and so does liverpool doctors my arthrits
Was a big problem 10 years ago i had o lot of in my neck but it did carm down my left side of my body has a weekness my fingers tingle I had carpel tunnel released and nurves tested all fine but still struggle shoulder and arm and hand. I no aim being helped and by the best but it is annoying haveing to rule out every option to find the answer . Once it has been sorted I will have my brain sorted they said they can not do pop just incase the blood flow is pinching I think I would be dissy if it was
Posted Sat, 14 Apr 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Sujeet N Charugulla 47 minutes later
Hello and thanks for your query.

I shall make an effort to provide you with good professional recommendations specific to your questions.

As I understand - your concerns:

1. Loss of balance in standing - Occurs due to reasons mainly due to the vestibular apparatus in the middle ear. There are certain tubes which have to be aligned well to give stability in standing. Evaluation of the ear by an ENT would help.

2. Weakness in left shoulder, arm and hands - Certainly related to the waxing and waning course typical of RA disease that you have. Though the tingling disappearance after carpal tunnel release, has no bearing on this, the changes in the joints and bones have impinged on the nerves hence, the pressure was cause in the first place. Similarly, the pathological processes occurring in the shoulder joint or the elbow might be related to these present problems you have. An evaluation of the RA factor and stage of the RA condition clinically would be essential for a symptom free life with RA, which your rheumatologist would tell you. Take all the care outlined for RA conditions, in case you are not. Weakness would improve with the right treatments for RA.

Let me know if I have missed out any other questions of yours.

Yet again, I duly appreciate your query to me, I do hope that you have found something useful to help you and I shall be glad to answer any further apprehensions.

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