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Primary orthostatic tremor
Other Names for this Disease
- Orthostatic tremor, primary
- Shaky leg syndrome
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 Individuals with primary orthostatic tremor may be treated with clonazepam and primidone. The cause of this condition is unknown.Primary orthostatic tremor is a movement disorder characterized by rhythmic muscle contractions that occur in the legs and trunk immediately after standing. Affected individuals may experience cramping of the legs and uncontrollable shaking when asked to stand in one spot. No other clinical signs or symptoms are present and the shaking ceases when the individual is sitting or walking.
Last updated: 5/11/2011
- Tremor Fact Sheet. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). 2011; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tremor/detail_tremor.htm. Accessed 5/11/2011.
- Hain TC. Primary Orthostatic Tremor. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2004; http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Primary%20Orthostatic%20Tremor. Accessed 5/11/2011.
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