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What causes someone to fall a lot?

Hello, I’m 39 years old and have fallen 11 times in 7 years. My grandma used to say she was a graceful klutz. I fear I am too. Most of them have been tripping, falling on ice or wet surfaces. Some have been just walking and my ankle twist and I fall. The most recent one my boot got stuck in the stirrup of a saddle.

I also find myself not able to walk a straight line. I’m always walking into walls and door frames.

I’ve had MRI’s and CT scans done. Nothing ever shows up.

How do I get to the bottom of this? My back is alway in pain due to falling. I also have fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis;  could it be related?
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Also don’t know I’m falling until I’ve fallen.
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The doctors you've seen apparently didn't find anything, but if you think you have an issue you might need better docs.  But some people just bump into stuff and fall a lot.  My wife is like that, she's often bumping into stuff, tripping, turning ankles.  Some people also have weak ankles and wrists, which could indicate a nutritional problem or some other problem or just bad luck.  Hard to know.  Do you ever feel dizzy when this happens?  Do you have a balance problem even sometimes when you don't fall?  Such things are signs of a problem.
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