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Slowness of movement

Slowness of movement is one of the main symptoms of Parkinson's, alongside tremor and rigidity (stiffness). Not everyone with Parkinson's will experience all of these symptoms.

The medical term for slowness of movement is bradykinesia.

How can slowness of movement affect people with Parkinson's?

Slowness of movement may mean that someone with Parkinson's:

  • walks with short, shuffling steps
  • finds it takes longer to do things
  • may have a lack of co-ordination can also be a problem.

What can help with slowness of movement?

Some people with Parkinson's find physiotherapy helps to improve their symptoms. A physiotherapist can recommend exercises and techniques to help with your mobility.

Parkinson's drugs may help with slowness of movement.