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How can you ease cramps, spasms, or tremors due to Parkinson's disease?

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  • Massage (or have someone else massage) your legs nightly to relieve leg cramps.
  • Take warm baths and use heating pads to help relieve muscle spasms and ease cramps.
  • Use mineral ice to relax sore joints and muscles.
  • Squeeze a small rubber ball to reduce hand tremors.
  • At first indication of a tremor, if possible, try lying on the floor, face down, and relaxing your body for five to 10 minutes.

SOURCES:

National Parkinson Foundation: "Activities of Daily Living."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Managing Advanced Parkinson's Disease."

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: "Living With Parkinson's."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

National Parkinson Foundation: "Activities of Daily Living."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Managing Advanced Parkinson's Disease."

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: "Living With Parkinson's."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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