Tremors are involuntary muscle contractions that lead to shaky movement in many parts of the body, especially in the arms, legs, hands, and neck. Tremors may be regular or occur randomly, but it is not present in all PD cases.
2. Limb Rigidity
As Parkinson’s Disease progresses, it becomes difficult to bend the back, arms, and legs. This makes performing many daily tasks difficult. Those with PD may also experience muscle cramp pain.
3. Bradykinesia (Slow Movement)
This is a major symptom of Parkinson’s Disease. With bradykinesia, people cannot move their body as fast as they normally do. The muscle becomes slowly coordinated and less responsive.
4. Decreased Facial Expression
Gestures such as smiling, and frowning, become difficult with PD which make emotional and facial expressions more limited when interacting with others.
5. Shuffling Walk
In some late-stages of the disease, those suffering from PD may feel as if their feet are glued to the ground when attempting to walk.
Other symptoms of PD include monotonous speech, swollen feet, and unsteady balance. Seniors with late stage PD may be unable to focus and pay attention. It can also affect memory and thoughts.