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Leg pain

Hi all,

I am new to the group and looking for advise for my dad, who has had Parkinson’s for a few years now. Over the last month, he has been in a lot of pain with his right leg, some times his ankle. They look swollen and her has terrible varicose veins. He has tried paracetamol but it doesn’t really help. Also the painkiller gel, which helps a bit. He constantly can’t sit still because of the pain and gets agitated.
I’ve tried the doctor and his Parkinson’s nurse but no one has been willing to actually examine his leg, I emailed the doctor with my concerns but when they call my dad says he’s ok because he is just so frustrated. I don’t know what to do to do. How can I help him? Why won’t they scan and check what’s causing the pain? Thanks

  1. I am sad to read of the struggle your dad is having and about your efforts to help him hitting so many walls. I can tell you that I have varicose veins in one calf and some days they swell more than others. I wear a compression knee high sock at night or when there is daytime discomfort. It would be a good idea to see if the doctor or nurse would affirm such use although it sounds like it has been difficult to connect with them. Could your dad see a different doctor? I hope you find some answers soon. ~Lorraine, Parkinsonsdisease.net moderator

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