The typical symptoms of Parkinson's disease (lack of exercise, tremors, etc.) are often not very pronounced in the early stages of the disease, so that the disease is not always recognized correctly.
Frequently, sufferers in the early stages complain of pain and tension in the musculoskeletal system, so that one thinks more of orthopedic problems or rheumatic diseases. Even unspecific general symptoms such as tiredness, depression, constipation, inner restlessness or sweating can often precede the actual Parkinson's symptoms.
Author: Dr. med. Jörg Zorn