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Dropping Things

Dropping Things

I'm wondering if any of you have this problem. I pick up something with my right hand and all of a suddenk sometimes it just lets go of whatever I'm holding ~ no warning or indication I'm going to quit holding it. Doesn't happen with my left hand. Haven't mentioned it to my Rheumatologist, but after it happened a couple of times yesterday I decided to ask this group. I hope none of you have this problem, but if you do it might help me feel better about all the stuff I drop and depending what it… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Yep, this happens to me. I broke a brand new iPhone this way. I don't know this but for me when I have swelling/pain in my hands I'm not able to determine how much pressure I'm putting on something that I'm holding and tend to drop things. This happens pretty often.

posted almost 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I am constantly dropping things. *sigh*

posted almost 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I've had RA for 20 years and have had problems dropping things for a long time. RA effects the strengh in your hands.

posted almost 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I got up out off my recliner and mr right knee wasn't even working right. I tripped and almost fell into the glass cabinet. Weird. Both knees were replaced.

posted almost 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

You know what? I'm glad you posted this question! I do drop things unexpectedly & it's also in my right hand. And, yes, I've assumed it to be RA related. Thought of doing hand exercises because my hands frequently hurt, and to strengthen them. Haven't done it just yet. Don't be too hard on yourself!

posted almost 3 years ago
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