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Walking with Parkinson’s: Freezing, Balance and Falls

Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Parkinson’s disease (PD) can change the way a person walks. Movement Symptoms like stiff muscles, rigidity and slow movement make it harder to take normal steps. In fact, short, shuffling steps are a common sign of PD, as is freezing, the feeling that your feet are stuck to the floor, for people with mid-stage to advanced PD.

What's Hot in PD? Watch out for Unexpected Obstacles if You Use a Cueing Strategy to Break Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s Disease

Date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

Freezing Temporary, involuntary inability to take a step or initiate movement., where one or both legs become literally stuck to the floor, can often result in falls. This makes the treatment of freezing a critical part of managing Parkinson’s disease.

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