Can you have CP and not know and can it be diagnosed in your 30s?
I'm new here and looking for some advice after reading a lot about Hypertonia and Rigid muscles.
Ever since I was a teenager I have struggled with tight muscles and short muscles the physio at the time said it was like my muscles had stopped growing at about the age of 13/14. I had lots of Physio, stretching and got some orthotics especially because I have a high arched foot inherited from my mum. This type of helped during my growing phase then I stopped and just got on with it through my 20's. Although I was always aware I had tight muscles and high muscle tone esp my calfs and quads but was always told this was them compensating for my biomechanical issue.
Fast forward to my early 30's and I noticed the tightness getting worse, back pain, neck paid and now arms and hands, a lot can be down bad to bad posture with having an office job and Repetative strain injury but most days I ache.
I'm also extremley heavy footed and always have been and seem to but a lot of pressure on my heel/ankle when I walk, I walk the heel down on my shoes rediciously quick and if anything this is getting worse I am always needing to buy new shoes and can walk the heel down in a matter of weeks.
As my aches and pains are getting worse I went to the Dr's who at first said there was nothing wrong with me as all my muscles are strong and I have good reflexes. Reluctantly they sent me to a NHS physio who said there must be some other underlying issue like a neurological condition as it like my muscles are switched on constantly and don't relax (even though I think I'm relaxed).
I have been reading a lot about Hypertonia and rigid muscles and this would explain why I have massive tight calfs and quads and also poor ankle flexibility which leads to a whole host of other issues up the chain tight hips, funny walking gait, back pain etc which sums me up perfectly.
However I have no underlying health issues and as far as I know no complications as a child apart from a bit of a funny gait when I ran at football age 7 and then the muscles stopping growing at 13.
So can you have CP and not know about it?
Any advice would be greatley received