Pain after stroke

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Publication

Resource type

If you experience pain after stroke, you are not alone. Around 30% of stroke survivors experience it in some form.

This guide aims to help you understand some of the causes of pain, including headaches, joint pain and spasticity. It also explains how different types of pain can be managed and treated, including how spasticity can be treated with Botulinum toxin type A injections and how physiotherapy can help with joint and muscle pain. It also gives details of useful organisations that can provide you with further information and support. 

Accessible formats

  • Clear print: you can download a pdf at the end of this page.
  • Large print: you can download a large print version at the end of this page.
  • Braille: email to request a braille copy 

Document date

Publication date
November 2017
Next review due
September 2020