Post-Stroke Pain

Post-Stroke Pain

If you’re a stroke survivor, it’s likely that you’ve experienced some amount of post-stroke pain. This pain varies for stroke survivors, and can range from mildly uncomfortable to severe pain. Sometimes, the pain can even hinder recovery.

Symptoms of post-stroke pain can occur right after a stroke or weeks or even months later. The pain often feels like aching, burning, stabbing or itching pain.

Common symptoms of post-stroke pain include:

  • Local or “mechanical” pain in a joint or joints
  • Centralized pain caused by damage to the brain
  • Chronic pain that comes and goes
  • Pain on part or all of the side of the body affected by the stroke
  • Pain on the face, arm, leg or torso


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