Saturday, August 1, 2009

symptoms of Leg freezing

Parkinson patients experience symptoms of freezing as follows

l. stop suddenly while walking

2. beginning to initiate walking and unable to move forward

3. stuck to the ground but the body still wants to move on

4. doing activities:

stepping off after rising from sitting,beginning to speak; when raising
a cup to drink; or starting to get out of bed.

Freezing, which is often preceded by frequent
and small shuffling steps (festination), can also
lead to problems with balance. This increases
the risk of falling and makes freezing a
potential dangerous symptom of Parkinson’s.

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