After sitting for a few minutes, I stand up to move, I have bad calf muscle pain. This goes away after a couple of minutes. When walking, I find myself walking on the ball of my foot or flat-footed, and not heel first which makes me walk messed up. I have no rigidity in my ankle, and can move it every which way. Could this be Parkinson's related, and should I see a movement/physical therapist?
LSVT-BIG is physical therapy for PD. The therapist is specialized in PD to help your movements. My movement disorder is my right ankle, she is helping me to overcome it...I would recommend to everyone.
I have neuropathy also and stretching the calf and foot muscles helps considerably. I used to be in so much pain when I laid down that I would cry but once I started doing physical therapy they taught me the best stretches to stop the cramping. I also have a cardio bike that sits in front of my space on the couch that I use every day. If I don't I have horrible pain in my legs and feet.
I don't have PD but I have had cramp in my foot and leg. I've had to get out of bed fast and step on the cool hard floor. I Dont know what causes it.
Yes, I would agree with all of these notes that you need to see a Physical Therapist and/or a Movement Specialist about these issues because they could very possibly be related to your PD.
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