Parkinson’s disease (PD) can change the way a person walks. Movement Symptoms like stiff muscles, In Parkinson’s, stiffness of the arms or legs beyond what would result from normal aging or arthritis. Some people call it “tightness” in their limbs. and slow movement make it harder to take normal steps.
Terry Ellis, Becky G. Farley, P.T., Ph.D., N.C.S., Clinical Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Boston University's College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, MA, and Co-Director, Center for Neurorehabilitation, Boston University
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.