I just returned from 3 days at Barrows Neuro, Mohamed Ali Research center in Phoenix. I was reviewed for DBS. I surprised the Doc during the on-off testing showing very little rigidity, tremor and no freezing. When asked what my walking issue was I demonstrated foot drop and high knee for swing phase on the right, steppage gait. This is occurring almost everyday and is my off state... usually.
She responded saying that it is not a typical PD gait pattern. Does anyone else have this problem? Has DBS changed it?