I have been diagnosed with Vascular Parkinson's which affects my walking and sometimes my balance.

I have been diagnosed with Vascular Parkinson's which affects my walking and sometimes my balance.

I was recently given this diagnosis which affects my walking. Is there anyone who has any comments or suggestions regarding the best treatment for this? I do shuffle my feet a lot and sometimes my balance is affected. I try to stay away from salty food and caffeine.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Start a walking regimine, but slowly at first. Ask a physical therapist or Parkinson's exercise specialist for gait training. They should help you work on a 'heal forward and roll to toe' process to overcome the shuffling.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

This was part of my beginning. Ithought it was a result of a fall I took while bending over to pick up a lid blown off my trash van.I found I was quite dizzy at the time. and it was allergy season. Since then I was put on sinemet and joined the PWR gym. By following the exercises everyday and going 3 times a week things definitely have improved. I can't recomend this more highly.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I try to stride and had 22 weeks physio but still can hardly walk

posted about 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I was diagnosed with atypical parkinso about 4 years ago, it was further changed to vascular parkinson which ia s variant of atypical parkinson. Never had any tremor of any kind, no medication now used for parkinson seem to help with my symptoms whick are mostly freezing, balance, constpation,swallowing and urgency in urination. my neurologist diagnosed me now as MSA (Multiple Systems Atrophy)., My freezing stiffness and balance problems has progressed rapidly during the past 6_8 monhts. Hope and pray that you have better luck and feeling better.GOD BLESS. I also found out that daily exercise makes me feel better

edited, originally posted over 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

LSVT BIG helped my husband who was diagnosed with MSA-C. The therapy included help with his swallowing issues.

posted 18 days ago
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