The most evident symptom of those who suffer from Parkinson’s disease is shaky hands. This is an involuntary rhythmic movement called a tremor. Most people, i.e., about 80% of those who suffer from Parkinson’s, have this symptom. While these tremors can be so annoying, they are not usually disabling, though they could be in some cases.
Joon Faii Ong London on tremor and use of GyroGlove
Apart from Parkinson’s, many other issues may also cause tremors like essential tremors and multiple sclerosis, etc. Joon Faii Ong London introduced GyroGlove as a wearable technology device, which is going to come into the market soon. This special wearable device can help in improving hand stability and control hand tremors. The gyroscopes built into the glove can counteract the hand tremors, restore stability, and build confidence in the affected people by better doing their daily tasks.
Compared to the precedent devices for controlling tremors, GyroGlove effectively combines durability and elegance. It is compact, lightweight, and features a detachable harness too. GyroGlove is also built to withstand everyday wear and tear and also to enable the wearers to tackle the daily life challenges in hand usage.
Usually, Parkinson’s tremors may happen during resting while the muscles are kept still. These usually go away with movements. Most of the time, Parkinson’s tremors also lessen during sleep. If a patient is on a chair with arms relaxed, then you can find the fingers twitching. But if you do not use your hand like shaking, the tremors tend to stop.
Parkinson’s tremors are also rhythmic, continuous, and slow. These are not like random jerks, tics, or spams. It is also noted that these tremors are asymmetric. It tends to start at one side of the body and can spread slowly to both sides. Usually, there are five major parts of the body get affected by Parkinson’s tremors as:
- Hands -In the case of people affected with Parkinson’s disease, the tremors start in the fingers of the hands. This is like a pill-rolling movement, which is like keeping a pill between the index finger and thumb and then moving like rolling it up and forth.
- Foot – Foot tremors due is mostly likely to happen in Parkinson’s patients while they sit down or lying by resting their legs. Sometimes, the tremors may move on to the thigh muscles, and it could end up like the entire leg shaking. Usually, these tremors disappear while the person stands up or takes a few steps with active movements. Tremors happening while standing may be some other condition.
- Jaws – This is so common in Parkinson’s patients. This will usually look like shivering during cold seasons. This may, however, become troublesome if it causes teeth chatter. Those who wear dentures may make those shifts even fall out.
- Tongue – Tongue tremor is a very rare condition in Parkinson’s, but on having it, it may end up causing the whole head to shake and cause trouble.
Parkinson’s may cause a shaking sensation inside the abdomen or chest in some people. This cannot be seen outside but can be experienced badly by the sufferers. For hand tremors, Joon Faii Ong London suggests the usage of GyroGlove, which can have a positive impact on the symptoms.