Having read lots of posts on this Forum tonight, it is slowly dawning on me that that my mum's pain is related to Parkinsons. I previously thought it was due to other issues.
Mum has pain in the groin/ leg/ buttock and hip. It is a pulling/ shooting pain and makes her cry. She is on Paracetamol four times a day as a base, and now trying to speak to the doctor to work out what to do next.
My questions are:-
- If mum gets one of those adjustable beds, will that help her to sleep better? Is it good to be able to have your legs higher than your head sometimes to aleviate pain?
- When mum gets pain, will a hot water bottle and a massage with Ibruprofen gel help or is it all to do with the brain messages and therefore this will do nothing?
- Has anyone else had hip problems with Parkinsons? Is it safe to have a hip replacement in this situation?
- What does anyone else do to manage the main? Any tips? I really don't want mum to go onto Morphine again as it wasn't good for her (hallucinations/ delusions and constipation).
Appreciate your help/ advice.