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A 25-year-old male asked:

What are the causes of a reduced arm swing besides parkinson's disease? any clue what else might cause this no ms or stroke either ? just name some...

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 54 years experience
Some.: Antipsychotic drugs can reduce arm swing due to the side-effect called akinesia or parkinsonian syndrome, not the disease. Injury to the arm or shoulders and diseases like arthritis.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 20 years experience
Arm swing: Reduced arm swing may be caused by muscle soreness, problems with the shoulder joint, muscle rigidity (cerebral palsy, Parkinsons, MS, stroke, etc.), casual walking technique, and mistaken observation.
Last updated Jun 17, 2018

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