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could this be the beginning of parkinsons? my mother had parkinson's and her toes always curled.

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Dr. Donald McCarren
Neurology 36 years experience
No not usually: Parkinson's disease typically starts with a rest tremor on one side of the body. It can present as rigidity with difficulties initiating movement. By what you describe your mother may have developed dystonia which can be associated with pd but is usually not the presenting symptom. If there is any question then you should seek a consultation with a neurologist. I hope this helps.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Rarely presents with: Unilateral foot dystonia, which of course is not the usual presentation, but may be clue to eventual tremors, gait imbalance, falling, cognitive issues, drooling , etc. See a movement disorder specialist and pursue the leads.

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