Hey there! I have spastic hemiplegia (left side) and I have lots of hip problems! My hip pain comes from the fact that my lower leg is so weak that I can't lift my leg properly in my gaiting pattern so I am compensating by "hiking" my bad side, namely the hip, to make up for things. I get a lot of pain all around the hip region. It is also from the fact that the muscles in and around that area are so tight that my range of motion is impaired also.
It is not fun and I can totally sympathize with your friends pain.
Those that don't get hip pain should count themselves as lucky.
I get botox shots in the iliopsoas (hip) area to reduce some of the tightness and threfore also relieving some of the pain.
I imagine that people with CP who suffer with Spastic Muscles in the affected hemipherical areas of CP, have this common trouble. I too, lift my feet by raising my hips, but I do not suffer at all from hip problems, as I stated earlier. I have spastic CP, but I have no spastisity, just osteo-arthritis in the CP stressed areas on my body, like hands, feet, and back...
My son is also (very) spastic, right side more than left. He has also had alot of hip trouble. He had surgery to re-place the hip back into the socket when he was 5, and continues to have problems (he's now 8). The problems with his hips has caused him much back and leg pain. I know of alot of spastic children who have had this same problem, it does seem quite common in children w/ spastic CP, from what I've seen.
Last edited by PajamaMomma; 07-08-2004 at 06:18 AM.
Hey, I've been doing some searching on the boards to find out how common it is for people with Cerebral Palsy to have more than one hip surgery. My daughter has spastic quadriplegia and has already had one surgery for hip displaysia at 18months. That lasted all of one year and now her hips are coming out again. She is only 3 and a half and the orthopedic surgeon wants to do surgery again and this time put steel plates in her legs to help the hips stay in socket. Any info or advice would be welcome. Thanks...
How much does the botox help with your hip pain? I have cp and I am having alot of pain in my hip too. Later on this week they are doing a mri to see what is going on with it. I know how you feel. It is not fun. Tom