Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Tremor due to Parkinson's Symptoms

The initial symptoms of Parkinson's disease include:

  • Tremor:
    • Worse while at rest
    • Improves during movement
    • May worsen during times of stress
    • Usually begins in a hand, but may begin in the foot or the jaw
    • Usually starts in one location, then progresses to other locations
  • Pill-rolling tremor:
    • Rhythmic back-and-forth motion of the thumb and forefinger
  • Slow movement
  • Muscle stiffness:
  • Cogwheel rigidity:
    • Muscles jerk repeatedly when they are stretched

Additional symptoms include:

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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