Cerebral Palsy
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cramburcrambur Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited March 2015 in Cerebral Palsy
I'm 35 and a runner. tore my calf muscle a second time. Getting a UFO made. Is it worth seeing a specialist in CP or just a regular orthopedic doc. If so does anyone know of anyone in the US that specializes in CP?

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  • RockyRocky Member Posts: 76 Listener

    Hi, As your immediate problem seems to be tearing your calf muscle due to running, I doubt this is connected directly with your cerebral palsy.  However, the effects of cp can mean that calf muscles are very tight and this would have been the case as a child.  Have you ever had any treatment like surgery or Botox on your calf muscles?  If not, it may be worth asking for a referral to a neurologist otherwise your orthopaedic doctor should be able to treat your needs. 

    Don't know of any specialists in the US but you could try asking the United CP Association http://ucp.org/ as they are the main organisation in the US for people with cerebral palsy.

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