Latest by Vicki

Mobility Aids and MS: The Future of Walking Aids

Research has been responsible for many new advances to the long-lived foot braces, canes, crutches and walkers.

Mobility Aids and MS: Walkers

Let’s take a closer look at walkers.

Mobility Aids and MS: Foot Braces and Crutches

According to the National MS Society about 2/3 of people with MS have walking difficulties. Problems walking interfere with working outside the home, traveling, attending significant life events, and even performing daily activities. Problems are agg...

Mobility Aids and MS: Canes

Walking difficulties are awkward, but people with MS are often hesitant to use a cane. MS is often a hidden condition and carrying a walking aid simply exposes it to the world. But why is it so embarrassing? Canes first came into play when humble she...

MS and Pain: Alternative Therapies

MS pain can be excruciating, frequent, inconvenient or heavy unending dullness. There are many traditional treatments that help to alleviate those pains. However, they don’t always work and there is always someone who can’t or just doesn’t want to ta...

Pain and MS: Treatment

There is pain in MS. This series of articles has discussed that pain – Neuropathic, Musculoskeletal, Tertiary, and MS Plus. Once the fact of pain has been accepted, the remaining question is how can that pain be stopped or reduced. Today, I am going ...

Pain and MS: MS Plus

If you have MS, pain may be a large part of it. What happens when someone has MS plus another disorder that may cause pain?

Pain and MS: Tertiary Pain

It has been established that there is pain in MS. I have talked about neuropathic pain and musculoskeletal pain, which is generally considered secondary pain. Now it is time to talk about tertiary pain. Tertiary pain can be broadly defined as the soc...

Pain and MS: Musculoskeletal Pain

There is pain in multiple sclerosis, with several categories that can be acute or chronic. My last article discussed neuropathic pain. Today, I am going to talk about details specific to musculoskeletal pain. Our musculoskeletal system – bones, muscl...

Pain and MS:  Neuropathic Pain

There is pain in MS. It can be acute or chronic, generally categorized as neuropathic, musculoskeletal, or tertiary. Let’s begin looking at details. Sometimes the nervous system does not function properly, and it actually becomes the cause of pain. N...