Involuntary stretching and vibration therapy machine
I have used the search option, but I cannot find something I vaguely remember being posted - a home-made version of the vibration therapy machine.
I came upon this item when I googled "involuntary stretching." When I wake up in the morning, before I labor my way out of the bed, I often have an involuntary stretch. I don't want the stretch to happen because it usually ends of with a leg cramp rather than that delicious feeling of my pre-Parkinson's stretches. However, whether I want it or not, my right leg straightens and tenses and feels like concrete to the touch, and ready or not I can feel the stretch coming on. I never mentioned this to the neuro because I could not describe the sensation, but with the help of google I found that involuntary stretching can be a symptom of Parkinson's. During my search, I found references to this vibration therapy machine that looks a lot like a treadmill. It costs over $12,000, which I definitely cannot afford, but I remember something about this machine being mentioned in the forum as an item that a poster copied and fashioned on his or her own initiative. Does anyone experience these involunary stretches and has anyone heard of this therapy?