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Can you tell me if leg weakness is a symptom of Parkinson's disease?

Related Topics: Parkinson's Disease, Leg, Weakness
 

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Leg weakness is not typically a first sign in PD. However, PD usually is associated with stiffness and slowness of the limbs, and this may feel like weakness. If you have a tremor, especially if it is in the leg, I would be more likely to think about PD as a cause.

Other things to consider:

  • Pain can lead to favoring the other leg - and a sense of weakness.
  • A muscle or nerve problem in that leg.
  • A back injury causing pain in the leg or pinching of a nerve to the leg.
  • A stroke - but this is not likely, given that it is quite sudden in onset, and you would have gone to the hospital, not WebMD.

Please consider an appt with a neurologist. 
   

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