Thursday, February 3, 2011

Explanation of my Disability, Orthostatic Tremor.

Primary Orthostatic Tremor, also known as Orthostatic Tremor (OT), is a neurological movement disorder, characterized by high frequency tremors of the legs when in a standing position, and an immediate sense of instability.

Because of the speed of the contractions (13-18 Hz)* you may not recognize the problem as a tremor as compared to the more common essential tremor (4-7 Hz) or Parkinsons (3-6Hz) which produces a very visible movement.

Currently considered a rare disorder however, we are greatly under diagnosed and often misdiagnosed as other neurological problems such as Parkinson's, MS, ET, etc. Cause and cure are unknown.

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