Bradykinesia (slow movement)

Bradykinesia (slow movement) is a general reduction of spontaneous movement, which can give the appearance of unusual stillness and a decrease in facial expressiveness. Bradykinesia causes difficulty with repetitive movements, such as finger tapping,  buttoning a shirt, eating or brushing teeth. Do to the reduction and the limited range of movement, a person may walk with short, shuffling steps, bradykinesia can affect a person’s speech, which may become muted and less distinct as Parkinson’s progresses.