Sunday, September 26, 2010

Throbbing Pain In Leg With Multiple Sclerosis

My wife has been on her feet a lot the last few weeks. Today the stress and lack of rest caught up with her causing her legs to ache. It started with just a small spot of pain on the top of her thigh and turned into throbbing pain by the afternoon. Right now she is laying in bed trying to rest her legs and sleep. The pain has only affected her left side, and she was having issues with her left shoulder and arm when we were traveling last week. I know the hotel beds we slept in were very hard, so I wonder how much that affected her side. We stayed at the same hotel for 4 nights, and she woke up more than once complaining about her left arm and shoulder. The pain today started slowly but when it did hit, it sidelined her to bed all afternoon and evening.

Leg pain is by far the most searched subject on my blog, and I totally understand why. When my wife has leg pain it shuts her down and she can't function until the pain subsides. Sometimes that happens in a short time and sometimes it takes days for the pain to go away. I do know that we have had success with chiropractic, massage, rest and heat/cold treatment for the pain, but it sure is annoying when it hits. I just remembered she was also having low back pain after sleeping on the hotel beds. Sometimes it seems like it is so easy for her body to get out of whack, and when it does, we can expect her to have multiple sclerosis issues.

6 comments:

Bob said...

Thank you for your blog. I see I have a lot to learn about MS, since my wife was diagnosed with MS today. We are both Christians, and I see you are too brother.

I may not be able to do much as I also am disabled but, that is in the hands of the Lord.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this post. I can also relate to this pain.Mine is unrelenting and it saddens me that your wife has pain too. I pray for all with ms and now with Dr. Zambonis' discovery, there is hope for all of us. I look forward to reading your posts. Thank you again. God bless!!

Srivilasica said...

Thanks - I came here searching for MS-related headaches but this post helped me because I have severe leg pain too. Prayers to your wife and you!

Kate Vickers Deriso said...

I just came across your blog and thought I would share some information that you may find useful. I am a Bowenwork Therapist out here in the DC area and I work with people who have MS. I have found Bowenwork to be very effective in managing the pain that accompanies MS. While I am not in your area, there is a Bowen Therapist in Albuquerque. http://www.bowenworktherapy.com/
His name is Hans Levy. There are also several YouTube videos of him.

I hope this helps.

Blessing to you and your wife,
Kate

Cory said...

Kate, I appreciate your comment. You can check out some of my other posts about Bowen work. I have been through the initial training for Bowen and we have used it often for different symptoms. It doesn't seem to help my wife for her leg pain, but there may be advanced training that I do not have for these specific issues. Thanks for the heads up and again, thanks for the desire to help.

Bob Abouille said...

What a good husband you are!