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I was wondering if folks with CP have a higher pain tolerance than those without. I ask this because I have spastic hemiplegia on the left side of my body, and I recently injured my left pinky finger. The pain isn’t bad at all, and when it happened people were freaking out and asking if it was broken while I was bending it around like it was nothing and brushing it off. Fast forward to today and I find out that it’s a pretty serious injury that I may need surgery for. If this had happened on my right hand I’d probably be in a lot of pain and known that it was broken immediately. So yeah, do people with CP generally have a high pain tolerance?

Hello,

I hope your finger healed well!

From my own experience, I do not think my pain tolerance is higher than anyone without CP. But I would also say that everyone is different!

Do you think that you would be in a lot more pain if you had injured yourself on the other side of your body?

It’s certainly an interesting premise anyway!

Holly.

24 year old blogger.
Cerebral Palsy Diplegia affecting both legs and left arm (slightly).

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