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Any ideas? granddaughter has spastic co and a pointy right foot

navyman
navyman Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited May 2019 in Cerebral palsy
Hi my granddaughter who is 6 has spastic co her right foot is causing her more problems and is very pointy any ideas please.?

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  • Antonia_Alumni
    Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @navyman how are you doing today? Have you been in touch with her GP or a medical professional? 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,589

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    edited May 2019
    Hello @navyman and a warm welcome to the community. :)

    Sorry to hear your daughter's foot is causing her more problems. We're not medical professionals but maybe our CP information officer @Richard_Scope will be able to point you in the right direction.
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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,128

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    Hi @navyman
    Thanks for your post. Is she able to put her foot flat on the floor? Does she wear AFOs or any other kind of foot support?
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  • navyman
    navyman Member Posts: 3 Listener
    She is finding it more difficult recently to put her foot flat .she has special little boots and has had casts and botox but this is the worst we have seen it
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,128

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    Good morning @navyman
    Is your granddaughter having regular physiotherapy? If not, this needs to be put in place. She might also benefit from seeing an orthopaedic consultant to assess what is going on with the mechanics of her foot.

    Keep us updated.
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  • navyman
    navyman Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Yes she is having physio 
    Could it get worse as she grows up
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,128

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    edited May 2019
    Early intervention with physiotherapy is important. She might need to be assessed for an AFO splint to provide extra support to the ankle and foot. The assessment would be carried out by an orthopaedic consultant 
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