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Hi Everyone. Does Anyone Have Clenched Fist Syndrome? Will Levodopa Help With This Symptom?

Hi Everyone. Does Anyone Have Clenched Fist Syndrome? Will Levodopa Help With This Symptom?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Bonnie my left small yoes curls up also. I do not like it and is annoying. What csn help with toes curling?

posted about 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My left hand turns into a claw

posted about 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Absolutely I have what is called PILL ROLE. my fingers and toes curl up , carbadopa Levadopa prevents it

posted about 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Bonnie Varian@ I have what we call ,"the claw" when my meds are wearing off. it's called dystonia, it's an involuntary cramping or twitching sometimes painful symptom of PD. adjusting my meds has helped me. my toes curl as well! check with your neurologist. Sending a soft hug.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I have a similar problem with my left hand. However it is not clenched totally closed. Three fingers - my thumb, index finger, and middle finger are what I call dead to the touch or at least that's how it feels as the muscles have pulled those fingers so that they I cannot close them to make a fist. All of my PD doctors are stumped by this and I can tell you that levodopa does not help it. Personally I am at my wit's end to figure this out but I keep trying. One PD doctor that I used to see told me that the posture of my hand was symptomatic of atypical parkinson’s called corticolbasal degeneration . I was depressed when he told me about that the possible diagnosis but thankfully I didn't listen to him as other PD doctors then I have seen after him simply said then I have Parkinson's. .I'm going try to find a general neurologist who is willing to provide an order for me to get a different type of scan that perhaps would show other things happening in my brain that may have led to this situation with my hand.

posted about 3 years ago
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