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Botox

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Hi, I've been in a lot of pain with muscle spasms and my left foot is so tight that i'm waiting for a consultant appointment to discuss using  Botox to help. I use a splint but my foot is not laying flat and the orthotist has suggested this treatment. I just wondered if this helps in older people with cp [i'm almost 60]I know it's been used for children. Lynne Reynolds

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  • Jean_OTJean_OT Member Posts: 528 Pioneering

    Hi Lynne

    Yes botox can be used to give temporary relief from tight muscles for adults as well as children. However, it isn't suitable for everyone so individual assessment by a Consultants is important. There is general information about botox available at : www.scope.org.uk/support/families/therapies/botox

    Jean Merrilees BSc MRCOT

    You can read more of my posts at: https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/ask-an-occupational-therapist

  • SquiggSquigg Member Posts: 34 Connected
    I did try Botox for my legs, as its tight even now really tight.... It didn't work for me well I couldn't walk at first, but it won't work for everyone, gym helps me stretch the muscles in my calfs also phyio helps too, when I had it back then but some home excerises also helped, but the tense up moments well there're no cure for that atm.
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