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Top 10 Frequent Tripping Causes

  1. 1.Fibular Nerve Injury

    Fibular nerve injury can be caused by a wide range of factors, including trauma, surgery, weight loss, and others.

    This is a very common nerve injury and often resolves quickly with rest and gentle stretching.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  2. 2.Acute Viral Sinusitis

    Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus spaces behind the nose and cheeks. These spaces produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If the nose is swollen or if the mucus does not drain, this can block the sinuses and cause pain or infection.

    You can treat your symptoms at home using ibuprofen (for pain) and Tylenol (for a fever). Antibiotics for this diagnosis are not helpful because this is likely a viral infection.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    headache, cough, sore throat, sinusitis symptoms, muscle aches
    Symptoms that always occur with acute viral sinusitis:
    sinusitis symptoms
    Symptoms that never occur with acute viral sinusitis:
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.Acute Bacterial Sinusitis

    Acute bacterial sinusitis occurs when the sinuses become infected and, in turn, inflamed, which causes pain and other symptoms. The sinuses are air-filled cavities in the face that are generally clean and empty but when sick collect excess mucus and can become infected.

    You should visit a physician or urgent care facility in the next day or two. It’s likely your sinus infection is caused by a bacterial infection, which requires treatment with antibiotics. In the mean time, ibuprofen or acetaminophen can be taken to help with pain & fever.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, cough, muscle aches, sore throat
    Symptoms that always occur with acute bacterial sinusitis:
    sinusitis symptoms
    Symptoms that never occur with acute bacterial sinusitis:
    clear runny nose, being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Painful Bladder Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis)

    Painful bladder syndrome, also known as interstitial cystitis (IC), is a chronic condition that causes inflammation, discomfort, or pain in the bladder and a need to urinate frequently and urgently.

    You schedule an appointment with your doctor, as they will be able to coordinate appropriate care. Treatments include avoiding foods that make the symptoms work, as well as physical therapy and bladder training.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), pelvis pain, depressed mood, sudden urgency to urinate
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Graves' Disease

    The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ inside the neck that is responsible for making thyroid hormones. These hormones control important body functions, such as heart rate and the rate at which the body turns food into energy. In Grave's disease, the immune system malfunctions and drives the thyroid to produce excessive amounts of hormones, leading to symptoms such as trouble sleeping, irritability and nervousness, heat sensitivity, hand tremors, and weight loss.

    You should visit your primary care physician to get your blood tested. Grave's disease is a complex condition that is managed with prescription antithyroid medications, as well as surgery in rare cases.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, trouble sleeping
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  6. 6.Age - Related Macular Degeneration

    Age-related macular degeneration is a disease of the macula, which is the part of the eye responsible for seeing objects clearly. It is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States.

    You should visit your primary care physician within a few weeks to discuss your symptoms. The diagnosis will be made via eyesight tests.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vision changes, blurry vision, difficulty transitioning from bright to dim environments, visual distortions, altered color perception
    Symptoms that always occur with age-related macular degeneration:
    vision changes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Foot Weakness

    Any foot weakness is a sign of nerve damage, which is very worrisome and requires you to go see a doctor immediately!

    There may be several explanations for this symptom and its severity, but a healthcare professional should make an assessment as soon as possible because it may be serious.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    foot weakness, lower leg weakness, severe pelvis pain, arm weakness
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  8. 8.Internal Tibial Torsion

    In this condition, the tibia, or the shin bone, is rotated inward, such that the toes point more towards the middle of the body.

    You should visit your primary care physician for evaluation, however, this condition is not concerning as it usually resolves on its own. Generally, a yearly review is all that is needed.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    inward-pointing foot, frequent tripping, inward-pointing feet
    Symptoms that always occur with internal tibial torsion:
    inward-pointing foot
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  9. 9.Cataract

    A cataract is clouding of the eye's lens that leads to decreased vision. It typically develops slowly over time.

    You should go see your primary care doctor, who can do an exam and refer you to an ophthalmologist, if necessary.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vision changes, blurry vision, sensitivity to light, double vision, altered color perception
    Symptoms that always occur with cataract:
    vision changes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  10. 10.Coarctation of Aorta

    Coarctation of the aorta is a narrowing of a part of the aorta (the major artery leading out of the heart). It is a type of birth defect.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours. There are different treatment options depending on what stage of life you are at (e.g. infancy, child, adolescent, adult).

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    headache, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, dizziness, shortness of breath on exertion
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Frequent Tripping

  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Are you feeling irritable (easily made upset)?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?

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Frequent Tripping Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced frequent tripping have also experienced:

    • 3% Involuntary Movements
    • 3% Muscle Aches
    • 3% Lower Back Pain
  • People who have experienced frequent tripping were most often matched with:

    • 12% Fibular Nerve Injury
    • 8% Acute Viral Sinusitis
    • 8% Acute Bacterial Sinusitis

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