Citation Information :
Bhattacharyya R, Ghosh KC, Das S, Das S, Mondal GP, Bhattacharya A. A Study of Post-stroke Pain in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Eastern India. Bengal Physician Journal 2018; 5 (3):32-35.
Pain is a common symptom of stroke. The exact prevalence is not known due to lack of studies. Acute and chronic pain can occur after stroke. In this study, the prevalence of different types of chronic post-stroke pain and their characteristics are evaluated. Identifying the types of pain that can occur after stroke can help to prevent and manage those cases. A retrospective and prospective study were undertaken among 1060 patients of stroke. In this series, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD) 14%, neck pain 40% hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP) 41.9%, brachial plexus injury 1.03%, heterotopic ossification (HO) of elbow 0.6%. Compressive neuropathy due to poor positioning like median nerve entrapment neuropathy 41.2%, ulnar nerve entrapment neuropathy 30.6%, dependent edema of hand and forearm 27.9%, complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS type 1) 12.3%, pressure ulcer (PU) 31.03%, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) 2.3%, central post-stroke pain syndrome (CPSP) 11.03%, and spasticity 21.03%.