Most poeple living with Parkinson’s will experience pain at some point as the condition progresses. However, pain affects each person differently. It may present as a feeling of tingling, numbness, stiffness or aching. Pain can be a major issue for some people, but a relatively minor issue for others.
Some of the causes of pain in Parkinson’s include:
- Poor posture
- Stiff muscles and Dystonia
- An unrelated condition such as arthritis can be made to feel worse by Parkinson’s.
If you are experiencing pain tell your GP or specialist. It can also be helpful to keep a diary to write down details about the pain such as:
- Is it a new pain?
- Where is the pain and what does it feel like?
- When does it occur and how long does it last?
- Do your Parkinson’s medications help with the pain?
- Is there anything that helps to ease the pain?
- Is there anything that worsens the pain?
These are all important details that your doctor will need to know to help you with your pain management.
Support for you
- Call the Parkinson’s Victoria Information Line on 1800 644 189
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org