Falling & possible muscle/skeletal issues related to Neuropathy
Hello all…. new member here. I have had nerve pain from what I believe is a cervical radiculopathy for about 2 years. I have mostly just lived with it, but recently it has gotten worse. Instead of just my thumb and index finger, my whole hand is being affected. I also have nerve pain in my shoulder and down my arm.
Because of this, I have an appointment with a neuro-muscular specialist in January.
Here is my question. In the last month or so, I have also had a lot of instability when I am walking. I am definitely *not* dizzy, but feel shaky and almost like I am tipsy. Twice in that time I have fallen pretty hard. I cannot say for sure that I did not just trip, but it is certainly a little suspicious.
Has anyone had what I am calling “muscle or skeletal (or joint)” issues related to neuropathy?
Oh, and FWIW I am in otherwise pretty good health. I do have a pacemaker and artificial left hip, and definitely have arthritis in my right hip.
And I am 64 years old.