Parkinson's Disease Support Group

Parkinson's disease is a movement disorder often characterized by muscle rigidity, tremor, a slowing of physical movement, and in extreme cases, a loss of physical movement. The primary symptoms of Parkinsons are due to excessive muscle contraction, normally caused by the insufficient formation and action of dopamine, which is produced in the dopaminergic neurons of the brain.

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shoulder upper arm pain

i have tenderness in right shoulder and gripping pain if i move my arm from a high to low position -does pd cause pain

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deleted_user
deleted_user

regarding my arm and shoulder pain my right arm and shoulder are almost in constant movement question on shoulder pain addendum thanks skyx
hisknobs
hisknobs

hello skyx, one of my earliest symtoms was a stiff sore shoulder. How long have you been diagnosed. Have you discussed this symtom with your nuerologist. Have you tried heat therapy like a hot tub or sauna. good luck
deleted_user
deleted_user

have heat on my shoulder right now thank you hisknobs hope the heat help[s skyx-thanks to all who help and happy new year
LadyJan
LadyJan

I have arm and shoulder pain, but I injured mine at work. The PD may have something to do with it too. I usually get in the hot tub at the end of the day. It really helps. A nice hot bath would probably help, too. The best of luck to you.
LJ
deleted_user
deleted_user

I too had the same problem first with my rt shoulder and now my left and from my research I found that it can take up to 2 yrs for the frozen shoulder to feel better which has been my experience. I found that those with PD are more predisposed to having joint pain and limitations and they most commonly affect the shoulder. Before my dx of PD the problems with my shoulder led me to my doc and he said it was my rotator cup and proceeded to give me cortisone shots which heped very litte of course and it wasnt till later I found that the PD was indirectly involved. That was 3 yrs ago and now my lft shoulder is having the same problems that my rt did and I just do what I can and wait for the yr or 2 to go by knowing it will feel better like my rt arm eventually did. God bless and I hope you feel better. Heat helps and so does some massage and I have heard that acupuncture is helpful with it though I did not try that.
deleted_user
deleted_user

kitten7 thank you---- looking back this is my 3rd time with shoulder arm pain ----started physical therapy --i think you are right- pd is causing this,as it comes and then goes away and comes again something will have to live with thanks so much
deleted_user
deleted_user

I have shoulder and neck pain and i go to a Dr. who specialises in sports injuries and workplac e accidents, and he gives me cortizone shots ab out ev ery 6 months and it helps . although rubs hel;p too
SandHarbor3
SandHarbor3

My mother's upper arm and shoulder pain in 2006 led her from one physician to another, including neurologists, all of whom put her through various tests and none of whom could determine the cause of her pain. One PD-neurologist even blew it off as "simple degeneration." Finally, however, she had a very in-depth examination and testing at the Mayo Clinic, whereupon she was diagnosed with PD.

And, yes, as my mom would tell you, PD can certainly hurt, especially the spasms. Fortunately, medications help, but they have side effects, as we are finding out more and more...

Best wishes to you.
PSullivan
PSullivan

i was diagnosed with PD about 6 mos ago... i had shoulder issues for the last year or so but figured i did something to it at work.. it's not on the same side as my tremors so i never connected the two to the same problem... i find the heating pad helps my shoulder.. wish it would help tremors too i'd invest in two heating pads :) Stay positive!!!!
jjrfvd1
jjrfvd1

Have had PD for 4 years and only recently have I developed upper right arm/shoulder pain. I have yet to see my dr on this but was wondering if it was related to the drugs I am taking. I take sinamet, azilect, and amandatine.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Add middle back spasms and stiff neck to the mix and that's me. PT and exercise make such difference.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Yes, p.d hurts. Strange how in symptom lists of p.d, the pain is rarely mentioned.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Mine started with the right shoulder then tremors of the hand and arm. There is always an ache.
PaulD
PaulD

Try some Tai Chi. It does help in getting the knots out.