I was diagnosed with Parkinson's in December 2014. I cannot walk very far because of pain in my legs and a general feeling of weakness and my knees are trembly. I have been blaming it on the steroids (currently on 6mg daily) which I take for my GCA, but have now come to the conclusion that it is a sympton of the Parkinson's. Can anyone explain the mechanism behind this? OK, I *am* 85 and it may be 'just old age', but *would* like to know what is happening. Any suggestions of treatment? I try to go a short (20 minuits) walk, ie around the block, each day, but am very tempted to just sit down and watch TV or read, with frequent walks around the room.
I have a weekly group hydrotherapy session, with a physio, and go to a weekly sitting-down exercise group, where we have a chatter and laugh while exercising.