Has anyone with PD experienced severe chronic pain in the upper arm and shoulder? I can barely move my arm at all. Going to see my doctor tomorrow. Hopefully I can get some relief from this.
Pain in upper arm and shoulder. - Parkinson's Movement
I experience pain in my shoulders, upper left arm and across the upper part of my back. I have found in my case that Trihexyphenidyl does help with this. I am sure your specialist doctor will have some ideas to help with your pain. All the best.
Hi Yarnwoman, before I was diagnosed with PD I was prepped for surgery for frozen shoulder and rotator cuff tear surgery, but under anaesthetic there was full movement and I was found to have neither. I was given a steroid injection which was enough to give me back some limited movement and on the advice of a physiotherapist made sure I kept moving it. However, after starting on Sinemet the pain disappeared and with exercise I now have full movement again. If I stop exercising the pain and stiffness worsens. When meds wear off pain in the top of my arm returns. I do exercise for general health (Pilates, BoXercise, NIA, etc), but do rowing and specific shoulder strengthening work in the gym.
Severe pain. Just had second shot of Cortisone but this time not successful.
This pain is the result of Dyskinesia in my left shoulder. Very difficult sleeping as pain excruciating particularly when trying to get out of bed usually at some early hour. Sleep better in Tip Out chair but shoulder poses problem there too. Muscle rubs do help.
This pain was one of my first symptoms - I've had some specific physio exercises from the neurophysio at the hospital which are helping me reposition my shoulder - slight decreases in normal movement over time led to a shoulder which doesn't sit right and thence to a shooting pain in my upper arm where something is being 'pinched'.
I have also just started the PDWarrior programme. I practised the exercises for a couple of weeks and now I'm at the beginning of week 2 of the 10 week programme - and it really seems to be helping. I catch myself reaching for things pain free - only occasionally but that's an improvement on never... (doing that with Emma at Odstock Medical in Salisbury UK)