I am having a pain in my foot that I just dont know how to explain other than painful and it feels like my foot on the bottom feels like its drawing up. Any ideas???? Thanks all
Lori Foster Admin
Hi . That must be making your day difficult. Could it be spasticity, kind of like a cramp that never eases up? If so, here is an article that might help:https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/spasticity-treatments. I hope you get more input from the community and that you get some relief. If it doesn't ease up by Monday, you might also want to call or message your doctor. Thinking of you. - Lori (Team Member)
Thank you so much for your help. I have appt. with my neuro. this afternoon. It seems like its always something new. I get so scared sometimes. I just dont understand it all, but I just started with a new neuro. so hoping he can set things right with telling me whats going on. My other neuro. didnt want to explain anything with my health he just wanted to give pills. Again, thank you so much.
Lori Foster Admin
I hope today's appointment goes well, , and that this doctor is a true partner in your care. The uncertainty can be stressful, but we are here for you when you need support or a safe place to vent. Keep us posted if you feel comfortable doing so. - Lori (Team Member)
Debbie Petrina Moderator
Hi , I'm glad you reached out to the community about this. There are so many wierd or disturbing symptoms that arise with MS, and whatever it is, one of us will have experienced it. Many symptoms can be managed by medication or simple techniques that we learn from each other. For example, as mentioned, bringing this to the attention of your neuro the possibility that this may be spasticity is wise, since there are medications like baclofen that are effective in treating this symptom. Or, there are non-medical ways of reducing spasticity (e.g., stretching) that are helpful that we learn from others. Many of us keep a journal of symptoms as they surface or get worse; then we take the list to the doc appointment. I know it's hard in the beginning, but as you go forward, there is comfort in sharing and learning. Never hesitate to reach out to us! Debbie (Team Member)