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Why do I keep dropping things?

Hi to all, I went shopping at the weekend with my daughter and i picked up a few things round Sainsburys but every few steps kept dropping my items on the floor as if my grip is going. Why would that be?

- Colourfull

  1. Hey ! You aren't alone - other community members have expressed issues with balance. I thought maybe you'd like to read this article and the comments below it: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/ra-make-klutzy/ I think you may be able to relate and get your questions answered. I hope this helps! Thanks for being so active in our community. Warmly, Alesandra (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

    1. Hi colourful. Many in the community understand exactly what you are going through. The hands and the ability to grip is often one of the first areas that RA presents. This article from our editorial team looks at symptoms, including the fact that "joints in the hand will be tender when squeezed or during movement and decreased grip strength may be evident:" https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/symptoms/. In addition, this article one of our contributors discusses her issues with grip and the need to bring any changes to the attention of your doctor to see if the treatment regimen should be adjusted: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/im-losing-my-grip/. Hope you find some answers soon. Best, Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

      1. Hi to all,

        Thankyou i am going back to the doctors tuesday so will see what they say about my grip ect and will let you know my chest has been really tight this past week and stopped me from going swimming ect.

        Colourfull.

        1. Hi to all,

          I went to get a small plate out of cuboard so i could make myself a sandwhich picked up the plate brought it out of cuboard and it landed on the floor in bits so i then had to hoover up the mess and get another plate out.

          Colourfull.

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