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Multiple Sclerosis Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis symptoms include a range of physical symptoms including muscle symptoms, visual problems, bladder issues, nerve symptoms, as well as speech and swallowing symptoms. Medical professionals recommend regular exercise for multiple sclerosis patients in an effort to relieve some physical symptoms of MS in addition to traditional MS treatments. Many Theracycle users with multiple sclerosis have experienced relief from their symptoms when using our motorized exercise equipment.

Explore the list below to find more information about the symptoms you or someone you care about may experience. Most of these symptoms can be managed very effectively with medication, rehabilitation and other management strategies. Effective symptom management by an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals is one of the key components of comprehensive MS care.

Physical / Muscle symptoms of MS:

  • Fatigue
  • Numbness
  • Tingling Sensations
  • Crawling, or burning feeling in the arms and legs
  • Tremors in one or more arms or legs
  • Weakness in one or more arms or legs
  • Loss of sensitivity
  • Acute or chronic pain
  • Loss of balance
  • Loss of motor control
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle weakness
  • Abnormal or electrical sensations
  • Difficulty moving arms or legs
  • Problems walking
  • Coordination problems
  • Difficulty making small movements
  • Leg stiffness
  • Overheating
  • Facial pain
  • Intimacy symptoms

Speech / Swallowing Symptoms of MS:

  • Slurred or difficult-to-understand speech
  • Trouble chewing
  • Problems with swallowing

Bowel / Bladder Symptoms of MS:

  • Constipation
  • Stool leakage
  • Difficulty beginning to urinate
  • Frequent urination
  • Strong urge to urinate
  • Incontinence

Visual Symptoms of MS:

  • Double vision
  • Eye discomfort
  • Uncontrollable rapid eye movements
  • Vision loss (symptom typically affects one eye at a time)

Brain / Nerve Symptoms of MS:

  • Decreased attention span
  • Poor judgment
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty reasoning
  • Difficulty solving problems
  • Depression or feelings of sadness
  • Dizziness
  • Balance problems
  • Hearing loss

If your doctor has discussed the need for exercise as part of your multiple sclerosis treatment, consider purchasing Theracycle to relieve some of your MS symptoms, and experience the similar benefits that other multiple sclerosis patients have experienced while exercising with Theracycle.

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