Parkinsons Gait

Risk Factors

  • Age > 70

Symptoms

  • Shuffling gait
  • Pill rolling tremor of hands
  • Sometimes head bobbing tremor
  • Difficulty starting and stopping movements
  • Balance problems
  • Sometimes cognitive decline

Physical Exam Findings

  • Masked facies
  • Characteristic pill-rolling tremor
  • Stooped forwards
  • Narrow based shuffling gait w/limited arm movement
  • Difficulty getting up and starting movement
  • Difficulty turning

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