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Posted - 10 Jul 2012 21:18
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Thanks again friends. It's comforting to know I'm not alone. I am going to try some yoga exercises. I shall speak to nursie about adjusting the timing of my meds.
Posted - 10 Jul 2012 21:52
As far as cramping of the foot, I can vouch for rolling a tennis ball back and forth along the underside of the foot. It was very effective and I have hardly had any foot cramps for a couple of years. The movement enables you to flex your toes in the way often recommended which if you try it without the ball precipitates the cramp you are trying to avoid.
Posted - 10 Jul 2012 22:53
Cutiepie - i also tried that rocking on your feet - it also works for achilles tendonitis!!! will be doing it very regularly.
Posted - 11 Jul 2012 09:11
I had the dystonia in my right foot in the early stages of the disease. This did feel as if my toes wanted to disappear under the foot. Not on any medication and trying something else first,I was referred to a podiatrist for shoe advice or anything to relieve it, as I would have to stop frequently when out walking until the foot(toes) relaxed again. Was also tested for Magnesium levels(normal). In the end the only thing that cured it was Mirapexin (I am sure levodopa would have done the same). Now I have occasionally pain in my mid foot, when my medication(Mirapexin and Sinemet) is not working. The dystonia has not come back. I find almost all my aches and pains(like back ache, abdominal discomfort ) seem to be PD linked and disappear when the drugs click in.
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