Is severe weakness common with Parkinson’s?

I was diagnosed less than 1 month ago – I can hardly walk because of severe weakness and pain in my legs, from my thighs down to just below my knees.


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  • Chris H. moderator
    2 months ago

    Thanks for submitting this question, @jimatkins. I’m sorry to hear of your recent diagnosis. This community is here to help! Muscle weakness can definitely be an issue for some with PD, as is mentioned in one of articles about exercise and PD. I thought I’d share that with you while we wait for others to weigh in: https://parkinsonsdisease.net/treatment/exercise/. Physical therapy has also been helpful for many folks, and may be an option to help address these symptoms: https://parkinsonsdisease.net/treatment/physical-occupational-therapy/. This could be a good topic to bring up to your doctor during your next visit. I hope this information helps! Take care. – Chris, ParkinsonsDisease.net Team

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