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My grandmother has serious difficulty walking, only being able to make small, shuffling steps with a walker and when someone is holding her. She was originally diagnoised with parkinsons, but lacked other symptoms like tremors, cognitive issues, etc and did not respond to levodopa. MRI and not responding to treatment ruled out Parkinsons, but doctors are unsure what she has. What could cause the symotoms and the trouble with walking?
Specificially, she cannot balance standing upright and most hold on to something. When walking, she can only make small shuffling steps, she sometimes fails to lift her feet off the floor. She can move her leg fine when sitting or laying down. She also feels heavy pain.
This has been leaving all of us confused as a lot of conditions (like Parkinsons) have been ruled out, but.. what could it be?
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