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Spasticity and daily life
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@Courtney_J Hi, I have MS and in the last few years or so I've started having spasticity and spasms. It really affects my toes, feet, and calves and is SO painful. It wakes me up a night a lot so I'm even more worn out during the day than I am usually. And it makes it hard dressing my lower half, haha. I don't think it's really affected my family or relationships per se because it's something I deal with on my own. I've started seeing a physical therapist and we work on stretching and things and I feel like it helps a bit.
I have spasticity in my back, calves & feet. It wakes me up out of dead sleep from the pain.
My sister got me a foam roller I use before bed on my shoulders, back, butt, thighs, inside of thighs, calves & I also try to swim during the day & I’ve noticed improvements & better sleep.
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I thought I would open this discussion so that we can all share!
What has your experience with spasticity been like? How does it impact your personal and/or everyday life? Have your relationships with family or friends changed because of it? Have you had to adjust your schedule or how you go out because of it?
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