Re: Botox for spastic diplegia
I'm 19 and was diagnosed with the same thing since shortly after birth. I've had Botox in my hamstrings and heel chordes maybe 3 or 4 times within the past 10 years. The actual pain of the injection isnt too bad, they usually numb it first. Which hurts worse haha. As far as the effects, I'd say it helped somewhat. It does make your legs a tad weaker, but that rebuilds over time. You have to stretch your muscles in your legs out for maximum effect.
I also wore AFO's for most of my life up until I was a freshman in high school, when I decided I wasn't getting girls with them. They're also very hot during the summer, a tad heavy, and not designed for running. I would still give them a shot though.
Hope this helped.