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Effects of CP, and can they change?

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Footloose
Footloose Community member Posts: 34 Courageous
I posting this on behalf of my partner, and I gather, that CP can affect people by either 'stiffening up' or making people's muscles, 'Weak' ... However I have also heard that people can on occasions, find that this effect on people's muscles can 'switch' from weak to stiff and vice-versa. Can someone here confirm that what I have just described, a known condition associated with CP?

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  • Veronica_Alumni
    Veronica_Alumni Community member Posts: 6 Connected
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    Cerebral Palsy is a neurological condition caused by impairment to the brain which results mainly in musculo-skeletal difficulties so walking, movements, balance and muscle tone can be affected. There are different types of cerebral palsy. I think you may be thinking of dyskinetic CP where the muscle tone fluctuates. I would recommend reading the information on the Scope website about CP and the different types - http://www.scope.org.uk/support/families/diagnosis/cerebral-palsy
  • Footloose
    Footloose Community member Posts: 34 Courageous
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    Thanks, Veronica!
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,638 Scope online community team
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    Really interesting question. I have not noticed myself weakening and I put the stiffness down to aging. Maybe I need to research!

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