Parkinson’s Disease Muscle Cramps and Muscle Spasms 

    Parkinson's disease is a degenerative condition that affects the central nervous system.  When first identified in 1817 it was called "the shaking palsy."  There are some estimates that at least 500,000 people in the US suffer from Parkinson's disease.
    Parkinson’s disease has four main symptoms:   tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia and postural instability.

    Rigidity or resistance to movement is one of the most common symptoms of people witness with the onset of Parkinson’s disease. With rigidity, the balance between opposing muscle groups which facilitate movement, is disturbed.  The muscles in these opposing muscle groups are constantly tensed causing muscle spasms and cramps erupt.  These muscle cramps and spasms often occur in the legs and toes, and may also occur because the rigidity causes abnormal posture that puts added pressure on the muscle system.

    Cramp911 has been reported to be helpful with muscle spasms and muscle cramps.  Cramp911 relieves muscle cramps and spasms caused by the rigidity and tremors.  When the muscle cramps are relieved the person suffering from Parkinson’s disease can see improved energy levels and their outlook  on life can improve.  Cramp911 is a fast acting topical muscle relaxer that starts to relieve muscle cramps within 15 seconds.  It can also be used to prevent muscle cramps and spasms when applied before activity or times when cramps may occur (before bedtime).  A person with Parkinson’s disease can anticipate when the muscle spasms will come back and apply Cramp911 in anticipation of the pain returning.  When applying Cramp911 only a small amount is needed.  Just apply one or 2 swipes and spread over the entire muscle group area.

    by Keith DelPrete, RPh