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... I have been getting Botox injections in my left arm to help with spasticity every 3-6 months for about 2 years. It has really helped. I used to have to walked holding my left arm down, but the botox relaxes the muscles enough to where I don't smack people any longer. :) It is not the most pleasent experience, but the benefits far outway the discomfort. (6 replies)
... My son had botox for spasticity in his arm followed by intensive occupational therapy. The results were very good, but you need to follow up with several weeks of more intensive OT. ... (6 replies)
... Thanks...that is good to know. Are the botox injections uually folowed by hand therapy? ... (6 replies)

Hand biting
Nov 14, 2016
... quadriplegic. She has CP and in wheelchair. Always been teeth grinder but now biting top of her hand. Any suggestions, shes bruising skin, leaving marks and with spasticity cannot keep hands away from face area. Any help appreciated!! ... (0 replies)
... Hi- I'm a 21 year-old with left-sided hemiplegia. Just came from an initial visit with an adult orthopedist at Penn today, and she suggested botox treatments before looking into surgery. I've had tendon transfers in my hand/arm when I was 13 at duPont, but this doctor is saying I'm tight again. Just wondering about the success rate of botox in comparison to going through... (6 replies)
... thing called baclofen that helps reduce spasticity, but from what I've read about it, there are risky side effects that outweigh the benefits for me. It reduces spasticity by relaxing the muscles, but that also causes severe drowsiness. Which might explain why the cold medicine I took yesterday made my legs feel like Jello. ... (7 replies)
C.P. Fatigue
Dec 15, 2015
... kind of CP she has, but if she is a hemi like me, make sure that the weak side is being strengthened and used. The overcompensation of the brain and body and the spasticity and indifference of the weak side REALLY affect movement, especially with getting around. Make sure her hips are not too affected. ... (1 replies)
... Aging can affect spasticity levels, fatigue, and yes even bring on the tremors some of us are experiencing now that we didn't have before. We could compensate before, and now we can't. ... (9 replies)
Battling fatigue
Apr 22, 2003
... The cramping really got worse after the botox injections and I have a tender spot at the site in my calf now. As my doc explained before this last surgery, the spasticity raises the baseline and he can only really treat problems as they exist right now. It is hard to tell whether the calf will get better over time or regress. ... (627 replies)
... I am 44, and have spastic CP. My spasticity is pretty bad. I have always had speech problems, but they are worse now. I'm in an electric wheelchair. ... (3 replies)
Battling fatigue
Jun 12, 2004
... hing on this, the PT thinks I need to get in for alot of work but recognizes that the cost is an issue and that I would have to go for a long time to manage this spasticity demon. And even that is no guarantee of this working since the spasticity undoes all the good stuff. ... (627 replies)
Battling fatigue
Jan 25, 2004
... I do have spasticity issues without question as have been noted by 2 doctors and a physical therapist and a massage therapist. ... (627 replies)
... the tendons so that his hand would be more relaxed. it is still drawn, but he can use it a bit. he is experiencing a lot of pain in his upper arm and shoulder. ... (13 replies)
What is mild?
Aug 14, 2006
... I agree with this response. I have been termed as having mild CP and now as a 35 yr old woman, I know that I am high functioning. I walk (unaided until last year) and I drive a car. My speech is unaffected and my children are healthy. I am working in the social work field and have had some experience with mental disorders and such. I don't think that biting and agression... (20 replies)
What is mild?
Aug 14, 2006
... Hello, The "walks with her backside stuck out and limps" sounds like contractures due to the CP, which basically means that the muscles are tight from the spasticity (contracting all the time). That may be why she can't write as well, if she has spasticity in her hand(s). Terms like "mild" are sort of too vague when talking about CP, but I'm guessing her's is called that... (20 replies)
Botox.... a vent
May 6, 2005
... NJenn You remember correctly -- I was dx'd as an adult. Five years ago, in fact, following almost a year of marriage, a job layoff, and before the start of the surgeries. I am with you on many things you've mentioned in your post. For one, while the actual injury to the brain might be static, its effects definitely seem progressive to me. And since spasticity waxes and... (15 replies)
... I am new to this board so forgive me if this is a topic that has been thoroughly explored in the past. I am in my early thirties, with what I will term a "mild" case of cp. (I am ambulatory, gainfully employeed, and I do not require any assistance.) My primary symptoms are spasticity, muscle aches, occasional pain & discomfort, and an affected gait. I am on my first (less... (42 replies)
... My CP didn't really start bothering me until a few years ago. I now have low back pain, muscle spasticity pain, stiffness, range of motion problems, and a lot of left hip pain. But my main complaint is the fatigue! ... (60 replies)
Battling fatigue
Oct 16, 2003
... Not that he really needed to or that I wanted him to, but my husband is getting a first hand look at what it means to be laid up. His is much milder and he can bear weight, but it is pain and inconvenience nonetheless. ... (627 replies)
Battling fatigue
Oct 16, 2003
... Not that he really needed to or that I wanted him to, but my husband is getting a first hand look at what it means to be laid up. His is much milder and he can bear weight, but it is pain and inconvenience nonetheless. ... (627 replies)


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