I have suspected that my 62 year-old mother has PD. The major symptom is her left leg. She always says she feeling the tightness and stiffness in her knee, ankle, or sometimes muscles. But the tightness is moving around, and it makes her gait (which is not a typical Parkinsonian gait, it is more like she is avoiding using her left side). She also mentioned that she walked faster and faster and has tendency hard to stop. We went to see neurologist and he would not try parkinson meds on her as her symptoms are inconclusive
- mild tremor on two left hand fingers, non-resting only when she moves her two fingers up and down
- Anxiety and depression
- unsteady when turning corner
- lower back pain
- stiffness on neck with a confirmed spine issue
Question: do you feel your stiffness or tightness moving around on your affected side?
I am anxious and worried.. any help would be appreciated.