Why is my MS worse in the morning? Katrina says: Stiffness is often worse in the mornings because you’ve spent a prolonged period of time fairly inactive in bed at night. It is quite a common phenomenon that many people with MS spasticity report.
What does MS stiffness feel like? It is one of the more common symptoms of MS. Spasticity may be as mild as the feeling of tightness of muscles or may be so severe as to produce painful, uncontrollable spasms of extremities, usually of the legs. Spasticity may also produce feelings of pain or tightness in and around joints, and can cause low back pain.
How do you get rid of MS stiffness?
- Range of motion exercises – exercises designed to help you keep maximum movement in a joint may reduce muscle stiffness and prevent stiff joints from lack of use.
- Stretching – stretching muscles can also help prevent long-term complications.
How do you feel in the morning with MS? You’re tired in the morning, even after a good night’s sleep, and it gets worse as the day goes on. You feel fatigued easily and suddenly. It gets worse in heat and humidity.