Clumsiness and Fibromyalgia
By June 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm 7,400 14 6
Are you clumsy? Have you gotten clumsier since fibromyalgia came into your life?
For as long as I have had fibromyalgia symptoms, I have been an absolute klutz. I trip over my feet more often than I can count and sometimes I drop things. I have not broken any bones and most of my injuries due fibro clumsiness are relatively minor.
Clumsiness does seem to go hand and hand with fibromyalgia. In fact, there was 2008 study that looked at the balance ability and fall frequency of fibromyalgia patients compared to healthy patients. The study revealed that fibromyalgia patients had significantly impaired balance and reported 37 falls compared to six falls for the healthy participants. The researchers of the study concluded that fibromyalgia does affect the peripheral and/or central mechanisms of posture control. Therefore, fibromyalgia patients should be aware of their balance problems and fall risk related to impaired balance.
Are you a klutz? Did it start or get worse with fibromyalgia? Have you had a serious fall or injury related to the balance issues of your condition?