Yeah, makes perfect sense to me. It’s a well known thing that if part of the body isn’t working properly, the rest has to work harder to compensate, and sometimes develops problems of its own. So it’s similar to what I was saying about MS not attacking the joints directly, but sometimes it’s a knock-on effect of other problems.
I recently did a trial course of Gabapentin, because my neuro has been so convinced it must be nerve pain, and wanted me to give it a go. However, it did nothing at all, and the pain still only responded to conventional painkillers like cocodamol, so I know it has to be joint/muscular, and not nerve stuff. I’m sure it is still caused by the nerve stuff - but it’s not actually nerve pain. It just comes from all the other things that already aren’t working properly.
I hope you make a good recovery from the relapse, and find the pain wears off again once you’re a bit better.
I wonder if you have ever tried/thought of using a stick, even if it’s only temporary, while the relapse lasts? It’s not something I’ve tried myself, as I don’t think it would help with spasticity-related pain, and my balance is not too bad. I mean, I couldn’t use a wobble-board, but I’m not dangerous just walking from A to B. So I don’t think a stick would help much. But if I was clearly out of balance, due to one side being weaker, I might think it was worth a try.
As I understand it, you use the stick on the good side, but probably a good idea to see physio anyway, if you were thinking about it, to make sure you get one that’s the right height and grip.