Pain is common but often underrecognized after stroke. Poststroke pain (PSP) hinders recovery, impairs quality of life, and is associated with the psychological state of patients with stroke. The most common subtypes of PSP include central PSP, complex regional pain syndrome, shoulder pain, spasticity-related pain, and headache. The pathophysiologies of these PSP subtypes are not yet clearly understood, and PSP is refractory to conventional treatment in many patients. However, recent studies have proposed potential pathophysiologies of PSP subtypes, which may help prioritize therapies that target specific mechanisms.
- central poststroke pain
- complex regional pain syndrome
- poststroke pain
- shoulder pain
- spasticity-related pain