Parkinson’s disease: How the condition could affect your feet – do you experience this?

Parkinson’s disease: How the condition could affect your feet – do you experience this?

In a study with the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, dystonic pseudo foot drop was further investigated.

The study noted: “The most common presentation of foot dystonia in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) or dystonia is inversion of the foot accompanied by flexion of the toes, with or without extension of the hallux.

“Less commonly, foot dystonia may mimic foot drop, as occurs with weakness of the dorsiflexors muscles, resulting in a pseudo foot drop.

“Patients with lower-limb dystonia often complain of dragging the foot.

“This is particularly common in patients with Parkinson’s disease and in children with dystonia.”

Published at Mon, 08 Jun 2020 13:29:00 +0000