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I had botox in the quads in 2004. It does make your muscles looser but for me at least it made me weaker. Your spasticity adds strength to your legs, so without it there might not be much strength left. After I was given the botox I did fall down more and kept landing on my knees onto the floor hard. Of course I have no idea if it would be the same situation for you, but that's how it was for me. Good luck.

Oh, I should also tell you that after I had that done the doctor confessed that it was very hard to find the exact spot to put the botox in the quads so that it would be most beneficial. He didn't want to do that again and was I believe going to try the hamstrings instead. I never went back for more botox because I felt overall it was not going to change anything in a positive way.

I had AFOs when I was a little kid but not since then. I'm not sure how much they helped at the time--I know that's not helpful to you! I need a doctor who deals with adults with CP and I cannot find one in the Northeast whatsoever.





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