Arm pain


#1
Hi everyone I've had pd nearly 3 years now but this past few weeks I've been having nerve pain running up my left arm and under my arm pit normally its my right arm I have the problems with,anyone out have the same problem and what do u do about thanks kev :neutral_face:

#2
Hi Kev. I have had exactly the same problem over several weeks. At first my doctor thought it was due to a disagreement between our car and a bus. however it has continued on and off and last week the pain was driving me crazy so I went back to my doctors. After a quick examination he decided it was not connected to Parkinsons but was due to a trapped nerve in the wrist. Apparently you can get a splint to sleep in to help the condition. So now I am watching this space.lol. I hope this may be of help. Pat

#3
I've had pain in my arm similar to repetitive stress injury but I haven't been doing anything that should lead to rsi. I had a test to see if it was a trapped nerve and it isn't that. My consultant thinks it is unrelated to Parkinsons, but a chiropractor I saw, thought it could be related to my shoulder being stressed(due to Parkinsons). I have been to my GP who gsve me some anti-inflammatory pills, but they haven't done much good. I am planning to return to my GP. I would be interested to know if many others are experiencing something like this.

#4
Hi all,

"Frozen shoulder" is quite often experienced as one of the apparently unrelated problems in the run up to finally being diagnosed with PD. Mine started with a pain in the arm and went on to frozen shoulder about three years before dx.

#5
Morning all, I began to suffer with arm pain - felt like I had been kicked or punched, little movement, so went to see GP and said I had "muscle"ridigity & to go back next week,could'nt wait that long due to the pain & lack of movement so went back within 2 days, said I had a "Frozen shoulder" and thought with other symptons i.e tremor in left hand, stiffness, slowness in doing what I was telling it to do, that I needed to see a Neurologist due to thinking it was early stages of PD, so off we went and yes diagnosed with PD in March 2011. To say this was a huge shock was an understatement, my husband has been fantastic & my two children & friends are always there for me. The frozen shoulder was treated with physio and accupuncture every two weeks & eventually went, but sometimes it aches every now & then so I do my exercises.

#6
If you can find a good Bowen practitioner in your area, they can help with things like this, freeing trapped nerves, unfreezing frozen shoulders, etc. Google Bowen to find out more. I recommend it for good results and if you happen to live in south wales I can recommend an excellent practitioner.

#7
Thanks 1 and all for your ideas ur the best and best wishes :laughing: Kev

#8
Hi, I had a very painful shoulder for months which seemed like a frozen shoulder. I went to the doctor and that was what made her suspect I may have Parkinson's disease. The neurologist confirmed it. (the shaking leg was also a clue!)