Relationship between pain and motor performance in Parkinson disease

Takeaway

  • In people with Parkinson disease (PD) on medication, pain was weakly correlated with performance in general activities but not with motor function, gait, or balance performance.

Why this matters

  • There was a high prevalence of pain in people with PD but this did not correlate with worsening of motor function or risk of falls, studies of people in the off period of medication may shed more light.