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  1. Botox for 2 yr old
    ... I had botox when I was 12, in my hamstrings....it does definatley...
    ... My son had botox several times before he finally had hamstring surgery ... need to have intensive pt during the weeks when the botox is having its peak effect. Without botox, my son ... would have needed surgery long before he was 10. The botox let us wait until he was older to have the operation...
    ... HI, I have had botox injections on my face for cosmetic reasons. I'm not...
    ... Threasa- Botox injections temporarily deaden spastic muscles so they...
    ... HI, I have had botox injections on my face for cosmetic reasons. I'm not ... expound further if this is of any assistance. The botox binds to the nerve endings, stopping some/all of the...
    ... temporarily paralyzing spastic or tight muscles, the botox renders them more susceptible to stretching in therapy ... permanent lengthening of the taut muscles. The use of botox for therapy for people with spastic CP is a great ... opinion the most significant medical application of botox ....
    ... HI, I have had botox injections on my face for cosmetic reasons. I'm not ... which eventually makes the muscles tight. Drs. use botox to stop the impulses, and it makes stretching a lot ... easier. I remember having botox a few years before it began to be used for cosmetics...

  2. Down Again About My "Problem"
    ... summers ago for one of my good friends. I made sure my botox appointments were aligned with the wedding, and I...
    ... summers ago for one of my good friends. I made sure my botox appointments were aligned with the wedding, and I...

  3. Hamstring Surgery
    ... afraid of general anesthesia, too. When I had my botox injections in my psoas a few months ago, they gave ... it. My back trouble is caused by tight psoas, and botox didn't do a darn thing! Take care, I'll be thinking...

  4. Calf Botox for CP
    ... doing today? My first and only experience with botox was in the calf.. The result was supposed to help ... feet... The bright side (or not so bright side to botox depending on how you look at things) is that the results...
    ... I had a similar experience to F.S. w/ botox in calf. I had pain in my arches (or what would be...

  5. Lots of Q's for wheelchair users
    ... her left foot turns in pretty severely. We had a botox follow-up with a specialist who is now recommending...

  6. Botox.... a vent
    ... Hallo, sorry to hear about your experience with Botox . I hope you will be better soon. I think as well it...
    ... be soon away... also, it takes about a week for the Botox to take the good effects, so maybe it will still come...
    ... Nicki, I'm so sorry to hear that the Botox is not working, how disappointing! I will say a prayer...
    ... Nicki, I'm so sorry that Botox has let you down; how frustrating. I hope that things...
    ... Sorry to hear that. Have you had botox before? Are they combining the botox with physical...
    ... words! The day after I wrote this, of course, the botox kicked in in my gastrocs. I'm walking heel-toe without...
    ... different dosage level (that can be tricky to get right in Botox ) xxx Swift...
    ... to say that the psoas muscle never reacted to the botox wither for me. I was hoping that after having that ... the only thing working on the hip flexors. My other botox ed areas are good.....adductors, hamstrings, soleus...
    ... NJenn: I had a very similar experience with botox , not working especially. I had it 4 years ago now...
    ... but my research and fear of injections (thanks to botox ) dissuaded me. Still have pain, but I cannot bring...

  7. Hello, I am new here
    ... a tibial transfer on the right). I'm looking into botox and possibly more surgery for the summer. The hamstrings...

  8. Questions for my son
    ... stretch as much as possible. I'm also looking into Botox , and possibly surgery or AFOs (which I really don...

  9. problems
    ... worst part, and they just recently started injecting Botox into the hamstrings during the surgery, which helps...

  10. looking for info on surgery for hamstrings and heel cords
    ... spastistic depligia and they have done two rounds of botox and this time did three weeks of casting along with...
    ... My son had botox therapy several times and it worked well, until the...

  11. Having trouble getting old medical records.
    ... can gather it seems like the surgical alternative to botox . At the current time Botox is not an option for me ... , the last doc I saw said that the amount of botox that he would have to give for me to get any relief...

  12. Any Solutions
    ... approach to medicine. They can recommend PT regimens, do botox injections, prescribe anti-spasmodics, and generally...
    ... not to get that much tired, I do some PT, I also had Botox once. I would not want the pump - I think it looks...

  13. Botox for improved speech
    ... Welcome to the board! The only thing I've heard about Botox that would be applicable in this situation is that...
    ... Hi, I do not know whether they inject Botox to the jaw and what the results and dangers are.. ... condition state is called spastic dysphonia, I believe and Botox is administred directly to the spastic vocal cords...
    ... thank everyone for their replies. I don't know how botox would be injected, but I know my son does drool a...

  14. Lordosis
    ... pain is in the low left back and in the hip. I get botox too, but the back seems to have a huge effect. The...
    ... of epidurals with no relief. I saw an ortho about Botox and he said I had too much spasm. He put me on Zanaflex ... minimal relief of spasm. I'm still not a candidate for Botox , but I hope to be soon!! Do you take any type of sedative...
    ... last week given a prescription for zanaflex by my botox doc. I have tight AB muscles on the left and now ... kinds of problems I never knew I had. I was given the botox because I was dropping my foot and dragging it. They...

  15. Botox going well
    ... Great! When my son had botox , the effectiveness of his therapy increased dramatically...
    ... I have been getting botox for 2 years now every 3 months. It works well for...

  16. hamstring lengthening surgery ??
    ... recommanded heal cord surgery to help him walk . botox has been talked about as well . but we took him to...

  17. cp symptoms increasing with age
    ... Intrathecal Baclofen was then an approved treatment. Botox injections (which I've since received) were in widespread...
    ... which is very important because I'm trying to get Botox , but it turns out I might need femur rotation. I have...
    ... are experiencing such difficulties trying to receive botox treatment. I am very lucky in that my health coverage ... hospital stay. I hope you are still able to receive botox treatment. Botox helped me. Perhaps it would be...
    ... people who are aging "normally". I have been getting botox injections for the past 2 years. They have been successful...
    ... of oral baclofen cause a lot of drowsiness for me. Botox injections were helpful for me. I never had any pain...
    ... agree totally on the stairs. I had my hipflexors botox ed and the downside to that was the weakness made it ... and then BOOM! I am very happy to hear that the botox is working for you! Sometimes I am not sure if it...
    ... wood. I get epidural injections in my low back, botox , and I have lordosis as well. My latest and greatest...

  18. Looking for info.
    ... specialisty says one legs is around 1 1/2 shorter, we do botox , therapy, and night AFO what can I do for her I really...
    ... specialisty says one legs is around 1 1/2 shorter, we do botox , therapy, and night AFO what can I do for her I really...

  19. Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR)
    ... daughter to be able to walk. She has already had Botox (3 times) and hamstring releases. Neither of those...

  20. Nerve pain after my son's muscle surgery
    ... surgery. (he had bilateral adductor/hamstring releases & botox ) The poor little guy has been through a terrible experience...

  21. Not walking as a therapy for CP?
    ... does, is she getting some treatment for that (PT, Botox ...)?...
    ... does, is she getting some treatment for that (PT, Botox ...)? I don¨t think her disability is severe, she ... considered for her Achiles ´tendon + maybe she will get Botox , but the doctor´s advice seems very odd and in fact...
    ... but with PT and OT, I caught up ... with bracing, Botox & surgery toe walking can be corrected (for me, it...

  22. hip replacement & CP -What are the options?
    ... implants are now being used. Also does anybody know if Botox injections into the hip flexors have been used in ... interfere with the surgery and lead to dislocation. Does Botox help here? I've had injections and feel more mobile...
    ... Hi, I don't have experience w/ botox but my hips are sublexed. From what I've read on ... the board, Botox would probably help hips too. FYI, I heard a story ... on the news today that Botox can cause death & also cause Botulism (food poisoning ... more dislocated? I would try the least invasive ( Botox ) first & pool exercise in really warm water since...
    ... tHANKS FOR YOUR RESPONSE! i WILL TRY THE BOTOX AND HOPE TO USE A POOL SOON. BOTOX IS ACTUALLY THE...
    ... input on the hip replacement, but I can tell you about Botox . My son began getting Botox injections at the age ... now 7 years old. There are minimal risks to using Botox when administered by competent medical staff. There ... allergic, but there have been no reported allergies to Botox in over 30 years of usage. Although Botox (Botulinum ... situation. I would recommend physical therapy after your Botox injections to make the most of the relaxed muscles ... effects for almost 6 months. We are at a point that Botox really doesn't work anymore because he's been on it...
    ... Thank you! I am really getting on well with the Botox and will ask my doctor if this will help my chances...

  23. Botox Anyone?
    ... Hi, I hope to get botox in December. I don't know much about the negative...
    ... My son had botox for adductors when he was about that age..it worked ... day of the procedure. There is usually more than one botox session...several months apart. It take a week or ... again. I've know many people with cp who have had botox and no long lasting bad effects....in fact, even the...
    ... Hi I had Botox injections just two weeks ago and would certainly...
    ... have a 4 yr. old with Spastic Diplegia. She has had Botox 3 different times. None of them were successful....
    ... besides surgery she would not be so dependent. yes botox is great....
    ... I am an adult who received botox injections for approximately three years. I experienced ... before I was due to receive the next injections. Botox is an effective and non-invasive (compared to ITB ... therapy and rhizodemy) treatment. Botox delivers targeted benefits that, at least in my experience...
    ... I am 16 and had heelcord lengthen and botox in my left arm for me botox did not work it showed...

  24. Achilles Tendon Lengthening..for ADULT
    ... infact over the last few years with the introduction of botox I have gained some muscle mass back. I had mine...
    ... necessary when his tendon had tightened to a point where botox and therapy were no longer getting adequate results...

  25. Any one ever use a tredmill?
    ... with that?? Is it hard on the hip joints?? I get botox in the hip flexors and it reduces the stiffness and...
    ... with that?? Is it hard on the hip joints?? I get botox in the hip flexors and it reduces the stiffness and...
    ... rather I try something else. My concerns are over the botox .........it relieves the pain and the ROM is better...

  26. Baclofen side effects?
    ... suggested wearing AFOs during the nights and repeat Botox . It seems I am going to become a patient again :-...

  27. 19 y/o with CP
    ... on this. As well, I'm considering another round of botox although my feelings are still a little mixed from...

  28. What do you do about muscle spasms?
    ... didn't work at all). Currently, I'm thinking about Botox , maybe that'll help. Yes, it is an anti-anxiety medication...
    ... for my spasms, I've researched it alot. But wouldn't Botox be better?...
    ... for my spasms, I've researched it alot. But wouldn't Botox be better?" Botox paralyses the muscles it is injected...
    ... didn't work at all). Currently, I'm thinking about Botox , maybe that'll help. Yes, it is an anti-anxiety medication ... thinking approach to aliviate stress. In regards to Botox and Baclofen, I've tried them both.. I was on Baclofen ... didn't reap any benefits either ;) My view on Botox is mixed.. I got a round of injections in my left ... can gather there weren't any notable differences pre- Botox and post-Botox. Right now I'm still considering giving...

  29. klvp
    ... with him since he was 6 months old. We are looking at botox for him for his tight hamstrings at the moment. I...
    ... with him since he was 6 months old. We are looking at botox for him for his tight hamstrings at the moment. I ... more out there. Thanks everyone klvp Our son had botox a few times. We were comfortable with the information ... you can take full advantage of the effects of the botox . It only lasts a few weeks before it wears off. ...
    ... Thanks for your reply. Botox has only been used on children in Australia for about...

  30. I am new here and have some questions
    ... Left spastic hemiplegia CP. I currently receive botox shots and I wear a brace to help with a dropped foot...
    ... good and worth the money it costs. I have tried Botox - I did that some 4 months ago, but it was quite painful...
    ... or translate, please :) Last year I wanted to try Botox but I read and heard some contradictory stories about...
    ... the body. So, there you have some information. Botox : I only had it in one of my legs (both are affected...
    ... else? I would love to try something like that. Botox the first time for me was not real exciting. I get ... injections. My benefits have been seen over time with the botox . I have regained some range of motion, it helps with ... friend who is 12. He has spastic diplegia and gets the botox in the lower calf muscles. He is my very best little ... enjoyed being able to visit him. I will agree that botox is not for everyone, but I do like my botox doctor...
    ... sharing! What caught my eye was your experience with botox . I had the same and two years out, have a "botox button ... free to ask anything....I am quite interested in the botox experience. Have not met someone who has had such...
    ... m in the process of getting an appointment with a Botox doc, but it's been difficult because he's at a children ... any of you have anything else to share about your botox experience please do! I'm very excited about it, but...
    ... obrna. Prisc: yes, I do know what you mean by the Botox button. I don´t know why I have it, either. :) Well ... the measurements will say. Here in Czech you can get Botox for CP only if you agree that the effects will be...
    ... claw due to contractures and had them released; had botox , which did not help, and the toes reclawed more and ... interesting way that they test for the effectiveness of botox and I wish we had something similar. Here, in the ... comes in is via ROM measurements. WHen I had the botox , my whole leg spasmed uncontrollably during the procedure...
    ... think it is a great, varied and flexible job. Botox : my first experience was very wierd - you never get...
    ... prevent any more contractures. Good luck with the botox . I am a believer in botox only because I have stuck ... I still walk funny". Well I had to tell her that botox is not a cure for CP. It has done positive things ... the leg. I know that when I get this feeling the botox is working but it can cause a lot of fatigue at times ... points here to refute what others have to say about botox . I have read that is works better in less severe ... for everyone too. I almost decided to stop the botox and I let one of the areas (hamstrings) go without...
    ... suffer from arthritis in my thumbs, neck and spine. Botox will not benefit me, but for some, especially the ... may look for temporary to no lasting benefits from Botox ... just pain and renewed spasticity...
    ... give it a try,as I have problems with spasms. As for Botox , I take part in a study in which they are trying to...
    ... told me that I still was less spastic than prior to Botox and should the spasticity come back, I can contact...
    ... anxiety or fear in the "normal" sector of humanity... Botox is only temporary and if you are lucky enough to benefit...
    ... gait is totally different than before. I get regular botox injections and I have a "toe-off" brace for a dropping...

  31. Botox question?
    ... huge amount of information about my experiences with botox on another topic about "making friends". You can ... done. I am walking around with that combination of botox as I type. I agree that the injections are not easy ... with insurance. Keep up the stretching while the botox is in effect! And I always have a massage through ... the botox ed area when I am done with injections. I started ... massaged especially I got greater benefit from the botox . Well I hope that helped some, and good luck! ...
    ... to go to Physical Medicine to see about having the Botox injections. We are currently on a waiting list to...
    ... My son had Botox therapy a few times. He didn't have casting with ... the botox . Instead he had more frequent and more aggressive...
    ... much! I've been very nervous about possibly doing the botox . But, I've heard some great things about it! I'm hoping ... that I would like her to come back if he gets the botox injections and she agreed. So, maybe if we pump up...
    ... Hi all! My son started Botox when he was 15 months old. It helped at first...each...

  32. Looking To Make New Friends
    ... around so I am doing rather well with the help of botox and a brace and a cane. I don't have a hip dislocation...
    ... Thanks, Lastramy! I hope to start botox injections too soon. Its nice to meet others with ... the future. I am doing well with the Pilates and the botox should be an added help. Nice to meet u too. Talk...
    ... Kevin, When (if I may ask) are you to receive your botox shots?? Do you know what muscles they will be injecting...
    ... can use to work the muscles that are injected with Botox . I will let you know how I get on. Nice talking to...
    ... new here! I have been following the discussion on Botox ..Does it really work??? I understand that it is...
    ... yourself once in a while. The main concerns about Botox besides the cost are: Painful injections Accuracy ... right areas with the shots is critical Affects of Botox don't last long Botox paralyses the target muscles ... nerves. These nerves are still in control AFTER the Botox wears off... I have Spastic Diplegia CP too. I...
    ... crazychair, Hey there! Yes I do believe that botox really works! I have been getting the injections ... side. Anyway, the foot dropping is less with the botox , I get better stretching as the muscles are weakened ... find an experienced physician for injections The botox is very expensive. My last office visit/shots cost ... about $700. My insurance pays for the botox as it is not used for cosmetic purposes but in the ... get 6-10 injections each visit. The effects of the botox usually for me start around day 3 post injection and...
    ... Physio and the Pilates. Looking forward to starting the Botox injections soon. C U Kevin....
    ... on and keep trying. When are you scheduled for the botox ???? Do you know which muscle groups they are targeting...
    ... special little friend of mine who also has CP and gets botox injections! The countryside over there is just breathtakin...

  33. Hip Dislocation Any Advice?
    ... The doctors are hoping to inject my leg muscles with botox to help them relax. This is a start at least. I am...
    ... Jack Thks jack for your reply. I hope to get botox injected into my leg muscles to help them relax. maybe...
    ... I'm probably going to be starting Botox around Christmas... I heard it can be really helpful...
    ... much is produced the muscles get rigid and tight. Botox injections stop the production of this chemical and...

  34. Can anyone help me figure this out?
    ... If you can't tollerate exercise on you weak side, BOTOX might work for you, and help you tollerate the exercise...
    ... planning a visit to my doctor soon, I'll ask about the botox ! :)...
    ... thrilled with how it went! I got a referal for the botox doc at children's hospital and I am going to start...
    ... re being referred to a children's hospital for the botox therapy though, I thought they stopped seeing people ... Keep us posted on how everything progresses with the botox therapy. Glad you got some info to help plan out your...
    ... altered when I was 8 years old... I imagine that the Botox treatments can aid in allowing stretching of spastic...

  35. 17 Yr Old Girl w/ CP Wants To Drive
    ... next week for my annual review, I plan to ask about Botox ... I really hope that will help a little....

  36. My 19 month old daughter has CP....
    ... since he was about 15 months old. He's undergone botox a few times and at the age of nine (nearly ten), had...

  37. CP and Hip problems
    ... hip pain should count themselves as lucky. I get botox shots in the iliopsoas (hip) area to reduce some of...
    ... Lastmy, How much does the botox help with your hip pain? I have cp and I am having...

  38. CP and chronic inflammation
    ... settle. The calf has been a disaster for me, esp post- botox (botox button). I can see why you'd want to avoid...

  39. What does CP feel like?
    ... hurt pretty badly. I did not respond to the meds or botox so I am winging it just by stretching and headgames...

  40. Grandson 4 years old w CP
    ... lengthening surgery as he turned 10. Because of PT and Botox therapy (Botox paralyzes the muscle so that it can...
    ... be used for long. Physical thearpy and the use of Botox and other methods are necessary. Tendon lengthing...

  41. Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy
    ... Cerebral Palsy patients. My doctor that gives me my botox injections (hes a pediatric doctor) is heading up ... find some articles to read. I say give it a try! My botox doc is great so if he thinks it is something useful...

  42. Hand botox
    ... My son had botox therapy for his forearm and hand. It worked very...
    ... As far as I know botox can be administered in just about any muscle group ... Have him open his thumb up every chance he can. The botox weakens the muscles by inhibiting the nerves ability ... not turning my foot in as much as I was before. Botox is not permanent either just so you know. The nerves...

  43. Surgury
    ... 16 year old girl, and I'm deciding between either botox or a pump in my back to help my spacticity (sp?) and...
    ... 16 year old girl, and I'm deciding between either botox or a pump in my back to help my spacticity (sp?) and ... pretend to give you advice. My son, however, had botox therapy several times and it worked well until he ... hit pre-adolescence. Then the botox couldn't really keep pace with his growth spurts....
    ... wheelchair or are you mobile?? I have been getting botox injections for over a year now. I get them in several ... adductors and iliopsoas group for the upper leg. The botox then has a weakening effect on the muscles which will ... allow you to better strengthen them. Botox is not for everyone as is the case with baclophen ... should get some more advice from your doctors. The botox is temporary also in that you have to go back every...
    ... pill version if you aren't now.my son ended up trying botox . It worked well but didn't last long we opted for ... and we are facing the decision between surgery or botox . We are doing the botox b/c now that he is very active ... and the botox could give him the little bit of range of moyion that...

  44. Spasticity and Botox?
    ... think a neurologist or a rehab doc specializing in botox would be better for getting information...BUT....here ... if not to keep it short........I have been getting botox injections for over a year now for spasticity/dropped ... tight. Now I get about 10 shots with each round of botox . I get 2 in the gastroc musles, one in the posterior ... or so feel my leg weaken a bit which is because the botox is inhibiting the acetylcholine response in the nerve ... The epidural did not touch that but my last round of botox last January did. The hiking of my leg got better ... pain has returned lately because my 3 months are up. Botox is a reversible agent so after 3-4 months the injections ... advocate of massage. I can say from experience that botox is more effective when given along with physical therapy ... massage on my leg and back to help facilitate the botox and I get much better results. The couple of times ... I did not do this I didn't feel like the botox really was doing much. I am getting my next round ... CP but mostly he is known as the mans who gives the botox . It is not for everyone. I have hear others that ... had bad experiences with botox . It took a while to really start appreciating its ... would definitely ask you doctor about trying it. Botox is really making it's way into the pain management...
    ... My son, who is nine, had remarkable success with botox therapy. We used it three times in his leg and ... He's growing quickly though and the last round of botox (the third for his leg) didn't work as well. He's ... it's helped our son and think that were it not for Botox therapy, we might have had to consider surgery for ... him years ago. Botox means that his surgery happened much later in his...
    ... of this Healthboard, I have noticed that other than botox and some spinal approaches, nothing has really changed...
    ... he really knows his stuff.I am going to discuss the botox with him when i see him on thursday.I will keep you...
    ... live with. :) I am getting my next round of botox this coming Tuesday along with a massage and truthfully...
    ... daughter could need a tendon lengthening procedure or botox or nothing at all. I didn't have my tendon surgery ... until I was 18 and I just started getting botox a year ago and I am 39. It all depends on the circumstance...
    ... to some of these new doctors...lol. I hope your botox procedures work out well and thanks for your response...
    ... are very welcome Melissa! Yes, I am getting my botox tomorrow, and quite truthfully I can't wait!!!! ...
    ... Hi girls, don't botox injections hurt? I'm going for my 3rd endoscopy Wednesday...
    ... Musicmaker, The botox shots only hurt if you are going for the deeper muscles...
    ... Zagreus, I got my last round of botox on Tuesday of last week. I got 2 shots on the gastrocs ... How old is your son???? How often does he get his botox shots? Just in the lower leg??? Well take care...
    ... same tendon lengthening and I am sure they gave the botox to help relax things for the surgery and make that ... comfortable for him. Sounds like he had his gastrocs botox ed. Yes those aren't as bad to tolerate, pretty quick...
    ... Thanks for the good wishes. Actually, his last botox was about 8 months ago. None right before the surgery ... . When the botox didn't produce adequate results, we decided the surgery ... getting good results from your own last round with the botox . I'm so pleased that this therapy is available....

  45. tight muscles in legs getting worse, help!
    ... You might want to try looking into botox injections. I have mild hemiplagia that has gotten ... tighter over the years and now I am getting botox to calf area and hamstrings. I am really tight behind...
    ... relengthened in Feb 2003 since it retracted 5 cm. I had botox between and was active......still not sure why I tighten ... figure. Lastramy and some others have had luck w. botox and it might be worth trying. Unfortunately, I cannot...
    ... You might want to try looking into botox injections. I have mild hemiplagia that has gotten ... tighter over the years and now I am getting botox to calf area and hamstrings. I am really tight behind...
    ... relengthened in Feb 2003 since it retracted 5 cm. I had botox between and was active......still not sure why I tighten ... figure. Lastramy and some others have had luck w. botox and it might be worth trying. Unfortunately, I cannot ... answering. May I ask what you did not like about botox ? My reasons for not wanting that pump that doctors...
    ... Hi Colette123: The botox injection was guided with an EMG device/heavy-gauged ... I have the calf and toes back at it again, but the botox injections are not an option!!!! Even to this day ... , I have a sort of " botox button" in my medial gastroc that is quite painful...
    ... answering. May I ask what you did not like about botox ? My reasons for not wanting that pump that doctors...
    ... diplegia. He is scheduled for his first round of botox tomorrow. Needless to say, we are a bit nervous....
    ... still at the beginnings of CP treatments when I tried botox , so I entered with high hopes, having been told of...
    ... collette, Did you get your botox questions answered?? I get 2 shots in my gastroc...

  46. Calf Treatments in Adults w. CP
    ... was brought up in passing by a doc as a permanent botox . Since the plan at that time was no more surgeries ... , and because I did not respond to botox , I did not pursue it. Just got the sense this procedure...
    ... mallet toes despite a previous release 2 yrs prior and botox ). Ideas about what next were thrown about and this...
    ... mallet toes despite a previous release 2 yrs prior and botox ). Ideas about what next were thrown about and this...

  47. Adult Cerbral Palsey
    ... footrests down and distorts them regularly. I feel Botox might be the answer to make him more comfortable and...
    ... I don't know where to tell you to turn. About the botox , I haven't heard of it until I read it on here...but...
    ... footrests down and distorts them regularly. I feel Botox might be the answer to make him more comfortable and ... Medicare too, but I am also 53. I don't know much about Botox other than the relief is only temporary and also it...

  48. serial casting
    ... as he grows it is less effective. He has received botox injections in the past, but these too don't seem adequate...
    ... as he grows it is less effective. He has received botox injections in the past, but these too don't seem adequate...
    ... in his growth where therapy, stretching, braces and botox on their own aren't adequate. My understanding, Dannycee...
    ... in his growth where therapy, stretching, braces and botox on their own aren't adequate. My understanding, Dannycee...
    ... as he grows it is less effective. He has received botox injections in the past, but these too don't seem adequate ... this child going to be in at say, 20 or 30 years old? Botox is a bacteria. What lasting effects will this have...
    ... this child going to be in at say, 20 or 30 years old? Botox is a bacteria. What lasting effects will this have...

  49. 16 months old with CP
    ... that come in a stick in my life. The PT brought up botox injections for his thumbs. So I have been trying...

  50. re-doctor visit
    ... calf pain and my toes were pulling down despite a botox injection in April 2002. Over the summer, I tried...

  51. Simply amazing!
    ... mother.question does your son walk's with a limp,try botox injections.about the coffee it could be the caffeine...
    ... mother.question does your son walk's with a limp,try botox injections.about the coffee it could be the caffeine...

  52. abdominal muscles
    ... foot drag that is being corrected to some extent with botox injections. I also wear a brace to try and keep my...
    ... foot drag that is being corrected to some extent with botox injections. I also wear a brace to try and keep my...
    ... Thanks Lastramy, I will. I'm going for a Botox evaluation soon. Has that improved your gait at all...
    ... Mike, Yes, botox has improved my gait to an extent. Botox doesn't ... floor and just dont have the strength to pick it up. Botox releases the tight muscles and returns some of the ... it is a whole lot better than when I don't have the botox . I have also started developing some muscle mass ... of my leg in about 20 years ( I am 38 now). The botox also takes some of the pain out of regular stretching ... I would like to hear what others have to say about botox and how it helps them. Take care, Lastramy...

  53. Mild CP and Development of 3 year old
    ... walking properly with his feet flat. I've read about botox injections. I've also read about tendon lengthening...
    ... walking properly with his feet flat. I've read about botox injections. I've also read about tendon lengthening...
    ... walking properly with his feet flat. I've read about botox injections. I've also read about tendon lengthening ... question about braces ( my daughter wears splints)but the botox injections she has had 4 times now, the first time ... but she also had surgery in may so not sure if the botox has worked or not but id say its well worth trying...
    ... hoping that it all can help. My son's PT just metioned botox for my sons thumbs and I am trying to look into that...
    ... left side. He's worn braces since he was two and has Botox injections several times -- they've been very helpful...

  54. pain getting worse
    ... are all temporary given the dynamics of spasticity. Botox might be a temporary solution.....wish I could be...
    ... kicking in. I do the heat, muscle rub, stretches and BOTOX . I have had 4 rounds already. Beyond that there really...

  55. Being active
    ... pain without a break. The latest theory is that the botox is working on the lower leg and hamstrings and they...

  56. botox injections
    ... really help you with serial casting but I have had botox injections, infact today was round 4 for the year ... better or to provide so ease with the casting. The botox temporarily weakens the target muscle so that other ... 100% correct, but I have seen good things come from botox and I have had times when it wasn't quite as effective...
    ... Vicent, I get the botox injections (4-8 of them) every 3 months. I had my ... and NO you do not have to have casting to get the botox shots. My spasticity is very mild, but I was having ... trouble with my foot dropping and dragging so the botox has helped with that. Good luck! Lastramy...
    ... LASTRAMY, howlong after getting the botox injections can you walk?or is it something that you...
    ... others are like a regular shot. I can walk without the botox just with a more pronounced limp and a drag in my ... the drop was less pronounced. Keep in mind this botox doesn't guarantee perfect results. My last round ... spasticity. It might not hurt to ask your docs about the botox and see what they say. I have also heard from some...
    ... what type of doctor is use to get botox injections? vicent...
    ... peds patients with cerebral palsy but he also has his botox clinic. Botox is used for spasticity issues in...
    ... My son is 16 months old and has CP. The only place botox has been metioned to us is in his thumbs. I have ... read a lot of people having botox for their legs and feet, has anyone ever had injections...
    ... My son's had botox therapy several times. Once he did receive injections ... was able to make good progress with him while the botox lasted and it seems to have had a very long term benefit...
    ... Lastramy, Hi :) Can you explain botox more please? I never heard it as a treatment for CP...
    ... for the dropping foot. They suggested a brace or botox . Well I didnt like the brace issue so I opted for ... the botox . Now.......I go every three months to a rehab doc ... for the botox. THis is Botox A. There is also a botox B but that is a second ... Right off the bat you won't see much notice. The botox takes 7-10 days or so to reach peak performance. ... When the botox is at its best what I feel is a relaxation of the ... wear a "toe off" brace now to help with my gait as botox cannot 100% relax the spastic muscles. What it essentiall ... from continually being in a contracted state. The botox allows the muscles to relax and then PT and stretching ... learned through my own experiences. Now even with botox and a brace under stress and fatigue I still have ... actually I know that England has physiatrists who do botox injections. You may have to look into a major medical...
    ... by now, I am wheelchair bound. So what I understand botox just relaxes your muscles (tell me if I'm wrong),...
    ... build the muscle as well as stretch the muscle. If Botox relaxes the muscle, while stretching is done, this ... treatment, will no longer respond to stretching even with Botox . Saying that "almost every medication is a toxin used ... cords were lengthened by surgery, not stretching or Botox . This surgery was done in 1956. It was 100% successful...
    ... build the muscle as well as stretch the muscle. If Botox relaxes the muscle, while stretching is done, this ... treatment, will no longer respond to stretching even with Botox . Saying that "almost every medication is a toxin used ... cords were lengthened by surgery, not stretching or Botox . This surgery was done in 1956. It was 100% successful ... mentioned this... :) I fear I miscommunicated. Botox is clearly a toxin, but one used in a regulated dosage ... surrounding them. My point is that one need not fear botox any more than tylenol -- indeed less. Acetominaphen ... involved in more toxic instances, I suspect, than botox ....
    ... most of the punishment. I have put the definition of Botox below: What is Botox? Botox is a trade name for ... botulinum toxin A. In this way, Botox is related to botulism. Botulism is a form of food ... breathe. I would think that children exposed to Botox , might have a stronger immunity to Botulism poisoning...
    ... great toe, how about you???? I have been getting botox injections for about a year now and with them I have ... because I was starting to drag my left foot. The botox and my brace have helped with that a lot. Have you ... had any botox injections?? It sounds like you are very familiar...
    ... great toe, how about you???? I have been getting botox injections for about a year now and with them I have ... because I was starting to drag my left foot. The botox and my brace have helped with that a lot. Have you ... had any botox injections?? It sounds like you are very familiar ... unvoluntairly. From all the info I have read about Botox , I could probably use it to remove wrinkles on my ... really do stretch as much as the did when I was 11. Botox would not benefit me really :)...

  57. hamstring lengtheninng,achilles tendon release
    ... for the information.I am thinking of getting some botox injections before I do anything,else because of some ... information that I read about botox. botox is used to relax spasticity. THANK,S VICENT...
    ... Vicent, Did you get in touch with someone about the botox ????? Just curious. How did you come to determine ... and like I said please do let me know if you get the botox how it works for you. Thanks, Lastramy...
    ... lastramy,about the botox from the information that I was able to get it is ... spasticity,this are some of the alternatives to using botox [url]www.firmataux.com,www.bioque.com,www.botox-injectionsf ... url] are use for cosmetics but it does the same as botox as your doctor about( stivectin-sd).as an answer to...
    ... lengthening almost ten years ago. My doc did the Botox injections in my hamstrings and adductors about 7 ... years ago...the thing about the Botox is, it is not permanent, it only lasts about 3 months...
    ... is annoying but not excruciating...I actually got Botox injected into them, so the spasms stopped after 3...

  58. difficulty walking
    ... I now wear a leg brace to help with that and I get botox shots in lower leg. The botox gives mixed results...

  59. Baclofen Pump
    ... are extemely tight and scissor badly. We have tried botox but this didn't help at all. According to our Orthopaedic...

  60. new here - have a few ?s
    ... and I was continually tripping on things. I get botox injections to keep my foot from dropping and I wear...

  61. Working and Aging
    ... limp. Now I have a brace for a dropped foot, I get botox injections for spasticity issues, I have range of...

  62. Botox for my 4 year old
    ... hemiplagia CP on left side very mild. I got a round of botox in my calf area in January and then had it repeated ... stimulation put into the muscle for determining that the botox was going into the correct muscle group. That was ... left foot dragging and turning in all the time. The botox gave me control of my foot to keep it from dragging...
    ... My daughter is spastic quad CP. We started doing Botox when she was 11 mos until around 3 because it started ... such a difference its unbelievable. I'm sure the botox can help him, I'm sure if you suggest that numbing...
    ... three years, the most recent two months ago. I had botox injected last April (2002) to my calf and arch and ... that has resisted alot of things. The outcomes from botox used in children have been favorable from what I've...

  63. Battling fatigue
    ... or not really do work. I have also been receiving botox injections that have helped with a dropped foot and...
    ... spasticity. Its been two weeks since my second round of botox and I am seeing a great improvement with range of ... am going to work on strengthening them and hope the botox will offer some more permnent results. It is not ... muscle mass back with the strength training with the botox . NOT A LOT. It is only slightly noticable, but I ... have only been getting botox since January of this year so that is a huge milestone...
    ... Lastramy: Sounds like you have had better luck with botox than myself. That is awesome! I had it done to my...
    ... matter what I do. Today for example I was doing well. Botox has straightened my walking to almost normal. Then...
    ... though you definitely did better than me with the botox . I am at a transitional point now where I am trying...
    ... Prisc1125, Actually who knows if the botox is all it should be for me. I have been running on ... great day yesterday and today is a horrible day. Botox working????? It's a shame that adults don't get more ... working with about a pilate workout. I am surprised the botox did nothing for you. What exactly did you get out...
    ... little he could do and thought I was too mild for botox (go figure!). You are right -- adults are kinda on ... what is "good enough." Really hard to gauge. The botox peaked last May after 6 weeks and I got maybe 1 day ... It is entirely possible that gait changes due to botox contributed. Also, I have a leg length discrepancy...
    ... them fused. The cramping really got worse after the botox injections and I have a tender spot at the site in...
    ... mention the foot cramping and the increase after your botox I have yet another question for you. I have noticed ... only since my botox that when I do certain stretches or strengthening ... or stretch has an opposite affect on my good side. Botox ??? I think I will have a permanent tender area on...
    ... probably better to leave it alone. Interesting about the Botox tender site. Yes, I have the same thing in my calf ... walking or exercise. I had the toe issues before the botox , which is what brought about the injections, but I...
    ... the nasty side effects and then said to keep up the botox . If the botox is a go then no other drugs needed...
    ... new each visit. For example, there is a bit about botox and the fact that it can change the natural way spasticity ... Gait changes DEFINITELY set things off....from the botox and the surgeries, among other triggers. What I am...
    ... all the time. I had such a bad limp going before my botox that I spilled every drink I had in my hands. I could...
    ... spasticity and did not fare well. I also did a round of botox and that did not work either. So, I am in wait and...
    ... have aksed them to review my meds (would love to try botox ) but they won’t until they know what the condition...
    ... dropped foot issue then I am very surprised that the botox wasn't recommended for that alone. I have had the ... botox shots and am getting sort of a mixed reaction to them...
    ... only as a last resort and definitely will suggest botox ), but (lucky me!) I have a good, longtime friend who...
    ... again by the time I was 25, by the doc recommended botox instead. I've had orthotics which worked wonderfully ... the do work and they aren't supposed to hurt. Does botox work? For how long? Also, I need to ask you all...
    ... Hi Ladies Texicali213, I have had botox in the calf and foot and it did not work for me. Had...
    ... Hello all!!! Okay about the botox .....I agree with Prisc1125 that it is a painful procedure...
    ... Hi all, Sorry another botox question. Lastramy did you get the injections in your...
    ... never had the time. Instead we were talking about botox vs. AFO brace. We came to the conclusion that the ... botox to the upper leg did give some release but had no ... tightness is already creeping back. She likes the botox in the calf area but did say that under pressures ... one side to keep it from dragging. although the botox gives freedom and mobility it doesn't prevent all ... days. Now my big decision is to continue with the botox in July or to just go ahead with the brace. I don...
    ... Sounds like you got a TAD of improvement from the botox but not enough to justify going through it again....
    ... Very easy to trip and that is what brought me to botox to begin with. Also as she watches my gait when this ... answers. I sent an email about the hip problem to the botox doc and he read it but did not respond. I was not...
    ... if I should try an AFO brace or continue with the botox . How should I know what is best? I had an AFO...
    ... think I missed one of the questions you asked me about botox . I has the gastrocs done and then the anterior tibia ... case is very mild. I am really up in the air on the botox because I am really not sure what I am suppose to ... pain or in some cases nothing at all. Before the botox I used to feel my calf stretches up in my quad muscles ... is going to resolve the hip issue. Have you tried botox ? Since the botox I have had some cramping in the ... Anyone else have that problem? I wa hoping the botox would help with this but not knowing my anatomy very...
    ... still do despite the recent procedures. I had the botox in the arch as well. Hmmmm.......connection too strange...
    ... muscles. Lastramy, thanks for your response on the botox ! I haven't tried it but am going to ask about it at...
    ... of paralysis, such as a stroke, responds better to botox if it is treated within a critical period. That way ... have too much time to set and resist the benefits of botox . As for the splint, I kind of see the physiotherapist...
    ... person injecting you say anything? I cannot imagine how botox can undo those! Yep, it would be great to all live...
    ... have to rely on doctors etc so much. I know there is Botox , baclofen, dantrium, surgery etc etc, but I have never...
    ... down I go. Jarred my head pretty good once. My botox just doesn't hold for long. About 2 months for the ... dress shoes? Do I go back in July for another round of botox and hope that the shots will last longer with each ... should I do a combination?? Therefore having the botox keep me straight when I need to be in shoes that the...
    ... with my ortho. Made it clear that I don't want to do botox again and he agreed that the experience was not a...
    ... tomorrow to see if the verdict comes down to the AFO, the botox , both, or nothing at all. We shall see..............
    ... something there pinching or herneated that is causing the botox to no be fully effective and to figure out why I lost ... the reflex. Could have been from the botox or the CP itself. My doc did agree that CP does cause ... brace. My doc thinks it is a good idea and if the botox doc thinks so I am going to try the two together....
    ... he waiting to see? That is interesting about the botox possibly being responsible for your reflex issues...
    ... the lumbar spine evaluated. I told my doc that the botox really went downhill right after my car accidents...
    ... I'd love to know if you opted for another round of botox and how you got on with it. I read somewhere that...
    ... as is the tightening in the leg. My first round of botox was in January just to the lower leg. In April I ... and then rear ended a week later. After that the botox just sort of melted away. I was getting positive ... of the pain away and hopefully let a third round of botox work better. I now also have an absent left achilles ... reflex for which my botox doc blew me a hard time and told me it was nothing ... hip and back problem. GEEZ! I have heard that more botox means hopefully better success. I go back for another ... lower leg. I am hoping that the AFO brace and the botox will make a difference for me. I go for the braace...
    ... huge diference on my gait. I walk as if I had a good botox day everyday. Very light and only goes in one side ... discomfort at times on the calf area. Another round of botox should relieve that though. I am very happy with...
    ... pain and pulling. I am not sure what to expect. Know botox is out of the question. Great news! Cheers, Prisc1125...
    ... that it isn't really needed. I have noticed the botox wearing off as it is now 3 months in. The stretches...
    ... the gastroc/soleus. It hurts to massage (esp near botox spot in calf) and sometimes either side of the knee...
    ... for a reason for the loss of an achilles reflex. Botox or a slipped disk??? Stay tuned............ Well...
    ... Prisc1125, When you got your botox injections in your lower leg did they not use the...
    ... Hi Lastramy, I had the EMG guided needle for the botox and it was excrutiating. Especially when the doc ... figured. He suggested I see the physiatrist that did the botox and rx'd anti-spasticity meds. I doubt I will because...
    ... hesitancy too for this is the failed outcome from botox and the inevitable surgery that was supposed to have...
    ... purchase a thing in that store! I went back to the botox doc on Thursday and got 8 more shots. Apparently ... the botox was working to a point because the brace was making ... noticing a drag starting on the treadmill. My rehab/ botox doc said that I should try the botox again in conjunction ... The electrical stimulation that goes along with the botox is very painful. Your muscles are twitching and I...
    ... here saying "ouch" when you described the EMG-guided botox injection. I had the same and I bit a pillow so as ... understand that the body builds antibodies against botox after so many injections so I hope your doc doesn ... 't rely too much on them. My days w. botox are definitely over. That remark the salesperson...
    ... the encouragement. Yes I too worry about too much botox but I am told the effects are supposed to start lasting...
    ... factors I couldn't even predict. Guess the effects of botox were not fully explained to me then, at least from...
    ... Summer I had mild compliants and even with therapy, botox , and a brace I am still not where I was before. Yet ... without looking like someone wanting attention. The botox was given to me strictly for the purpose of controlling...
    ... people across the US. I looked on the site and my botox doc and several other peds docs are listed for Ann...
    ... am almost afraid to see me at 48. Another plus for botox is that my calf muscles after my achilles tendon lengthenin ... biking etc. would increase the muscle mass. Since the botox and the easing up of the muscles I notice my stretches...
    ... good one. I talked to my physiatrist last Friday ( botox person) re: the muscle stim. Since she deals more ... the continued cramps 5 mos. post-surgery and the " botox button" in my calf. She was surprised about the cramps ... she never heard of a painful spot in the calf after botox , esp this long after (since April 2002). Botox injections ... different perceptions. I recall reading a few places that botox actually causes the calf to atrophy. Had a doc ask ... me once if my calf was small due to the botox and at the time I honestly did not know there was...
    ... more than I would like. I had this problem before botox that stopped with the start of botox. I had my shots...
    ... hope for some relief there. I was told to continue botox so I might see what massage can do for me there. ...
    ... didn't want to deal with any of the options offered: botox again, baclofen implant (fellow suggested), and, the ... muscle. This is supposed to have the same effect as botox , but more permanent. The botox did nada but lead to...
    ... 02. I was in excrutiating pain -- coulda been from botox altering muscles thus changing gait. I'd researched...
    ... physical therapist massage through my second round of botox she really dug in and it was more intense and I hurt...
    ... does turn in just slightly. I did notice that as the botox injection keep going I have been able to keep it under...
    ... a milder level than yours. I will stick with the botox for now. Actually the massage therapist is doing ... more for me than the botox as far as pain issues are concerned. I went Monday...
    ... work for you. Thursday I am going for round four of botox and then a massage to follow. I have had some success...
    ... hug. Much needed! Glad you are finding success with botox and massage. Cheers, Prisc1125 ...
    ... girlfriend I gotta run, but I will let you know how the botox goes tomorrow. Take care (both of you), Lastramy...
    ... day walking with a severe limp and dragging foot ( botox too newly put in to be helping at moment). People ... they will increase the dose. If not they will try Botox B (I am getting A). Not sure what difference is exactly ... to normal. I go again in 10 days which is when the botox usually starts showing a good result with my calf...
    ... when I was 17. BUT....since I have been getting the botox I have actually been able to get back some of that ... muscle in the lower calf region. Apparently when the botox weakens the muscles it also allows for you to be able ... explain. I am very pleased with this because before botox I was only able to get some muscle mass in the very ... the gastrocs. I really think the massage and the botox made a good combination this time. I am with you...
    ... asked if the reason I had such atrophy was due to the botox ...I didn't make the connection at first and read later...
    ... asked if the reason I had such atrophy was due to the botox ...I didn't make the connection at first and read later...
    ... wanted me to WILL a spasm! He thinks I should do botox and I gave an emphatic NO. I told him it was horrible ... get. I tried to articulate my frustration about the botox and where I'm at now (BURNT OUT) in my treatments ... knowing the nuances of my new dynamics, he said that the botox would likely help me more with my new dynamics following ... this morning when I left. If my ortho wanted to do botox again, he would have done so......but he knew it failed...
    ... up on the doctor advice. I will continue with the botox but really I am going to stay focused with the stretching...
    ... persisted about options that I really have none. PT or botox are it. I really don't want to do botox again since ... seems that all they want to do is hand out meds or botox and basically say, "now get on your way and leave...
    ... us and the docs. However, as I discovered with the botox , I ended up having (and still do) a bruise in my calf ... of course the internal visceral reaction every time botox is mentioned. Still there is a part of me that...
    ... totally keeping me going right now. I wish the botox had worked for you but I also think you had a real ... a higher dose. If that doesn't work they go from botox A to a different strain botox B. He said there were...
    ... first person to tell me that so many varieties of botox exist and the typical approach of progressing through ... appt Friday, I have not made the call to that other botox doc. I have NO desire to do so either, unless I face...
    ... child, nothing more than a slight limp and now I take botox injections, I wear a brace, and I am using a cane...
    ... aleve. The only muscle relaxing drug I use is the botox . I know you are not a fan of the botox but if those ... wall I can feel those calf muscles working. Before botox I could stand there all day and feel absolutely nothing ... at all. The botox has allowed some of the calf to actually be strengthened ... ask the doc what he would do for someone like me if botox was not an option. I would like to know if it could ... t really know what I am supposed to feel with the botox then I am never sure if I should go higher or not ... keeps my foot up because starting this week as the botox is wearing off I can feel and hear the shoes dragging ... here...............I will toss some questions at my botox doc. If there is anything you might want to know...
    ... while I have noted dysfunction, they are too mild for botox . Stand to lose more than gain. Hmmm..... By all...
    ... thraputic injections to think about, another round of botox and oh yes.....another massage scheduled for sooon...
    ... it is supposed to be a more permanent version of botox ..... No one has replied yet to my post which makes ... are in a strange decision-making state here. More botox for you? I am not gung-ho about that approach and...
    ... looking into. I would like a more permanent fix over botox every three months. Interesting. I will have to ... more information. Yes I am continuing with the botox . My next round in Jan. 20th. When the 3 months ... I have less control over it than when I have the botox in. I think since the botox things are apparently ... quads and adductors are upset more because of the botox . It would make sense to me. Well I shall keep...
    ... now, I cannot bring myself to do another round of botox . Yet, when my hips are horrendous and my balance is ... it to the hips, actually). The first time I had the botox done to foot and calf I nearly went through the roof ... none. To this day, >2 yrs out, I have what I call a " botox button" in my calf that hurts with the slightest pressure ... d be curious just how much is attributable to the botox . Hang in girlfriend! Cheers Prisc1125...
    ... to look into that more. You mentioned you botox button. I got 2 shots of botox during my second ... am getting at is it may not necessarily be from the botox if they can come and them disappear what do you think...
    ... for tomorrow to discuss results). Good luck! The botox button is in my medial gastroc (little bit that it ... asked about this and get a puzzled look. Apparently a botox button 2+ yrs out is not common. Anyone ever offer...
    ... test results tomorrow. I hope all goes well. My " botox button" has been described to me as a trigger point ... for pain and nothing more. They say the botox has absolutely nothing to do with my tender spot espcially ... have some questions about the hip and quads for my botox doc that I am not leaving until I get answers to....
    ... talk with the ultrasound tech who knew a lot about botox and all as she assists some of the docs with ultrasound ... feeling my tight abs she wondered why I haven't got botox in hip or psoas. Very interesting I wish I could...
    ... a response..... That neuro I went to said no to botox for my hips.....he thought the effects to my gait...
    ... entire calf. I tried them two yrs ago when I did the botox and the nurse that came to adjust the tension noticed...
    ... noticing too when I went to a rehab hospital for my botox is that my degree of spasticity was compared to the...
    ... and let me tell you that if he runs late with the botox shots I will cancel and reschedule him and go to my...
    ... the hospital. After discussing my hip problem and botox with the ultrasound tech last month I found out that ... she helps my botox doc give ultrasound guided botox injections to the ilio-sacral area/psoas muscle. ...
    ... the hospital. After discussing my hip problem and botox with the ultrasound tech last month I found out that ... she helps my botox doc give ultrasound guided botox injections to the ilio-sacral area/psoas muscle. ... Gotta run! Lastramy Lastramy, you know Botox injections are temporary. Try to re-evaluate your...
    ... musicmaker, Yes I do know that botox is temporary. I get the injections every 3 months...
    ... musicmaker, Yes I do know that botox is temporary. I get the injections every 3 months...
    ... to keep some type of regularity in my gait when the botox wears down. The botox was given to relieve some of ... and also in my knee. I am very greatful for the botox injections. If anything else they sure have helped ... bit of muscle mass back in the calfs because of the botox as well. Having the hip flexors done is allowing ... therapy has totally helped not only to facilitate the botox faster but also to help with pain due to over compensation...
    ... I am all warmed up. Really though this round of botox /massage have given truly amazing results! I can't ... believe that just adding a little botox to the hip flexors can give so much relief. My energy ... level except for today has been 100% better. The botox doc is really good with the shots though and thanks ... tech talking to him, well that is his main purpose.... botox so he really knows what he is doing. I was a bit...
    ... around some ideas and since I did not respond well to botox last time (still have that nasty botox button), and ... today, which I cannot understand. Glad that the botox is doing your hips wonders. I have really thought...
    ... am really serious when I say that the last round of botox /massage was my best. I asked the people in Minnesota ... the staff too! They have had great sucess with the botox in adults as well. Yes it is very expensive, but...
    ... in June... I use 2 canes to walk. I wish they had Botox when I was young like you girls :)...
    ... transition phase" now.....and it is strange! Glad the botox worked for ya and that massage does. I know it helped...
    ... talking about but I thought I was out of league for botox too. I have a story about the abs but I will post...
    ... see you in this post with us! I have been getting botox and I have been in a regular exercise program for ... angry muscle from the iliopsoas group. Both the botox doc and the massage therapist thought so anyway. ... side. I must say that with the iliopsoas area being botox ed my abdomen on that side has been noticably more...
    ... getting edited now) I really think I will avoid botox for sure now. I have some serious nerve damage -- ... in my inner calf -- and the botox is the only thing I can attribute it to. In fact,...
    ... Well I don't blame you if you decide against the botox . It is not for everyone. However, I am definitely ... going to ask my botox doctor about your calf pain and your botox button ... of what might have caused your problem and why the botox didn't work for you. Botox injections are his main...
    ... since Nov 2000 orig. lengthening surgery and I'd had botox to the calf in April 2002 meant to avoid the surgery ... appreciative. I had tremendous pain during and after the botox procedure and I wonder if that is typical. Hopefully...
    ... Prisc1125, Hey there! Well here I am post botox 19 days and hanging in there very well. I just got ... hey that is my best so far! I have been getting botox for a year and never have I had things go good for ... (I keep notes on my workout log) Could it be the botox in the hip flexors was the key??? I know the massages...
    ... Lastramy How goes it? Any chance you got to talk to the botox person re: possible nerve damage resulting from injections...
    ... Lastramy How goes it? Any chance you got to talk to the botox person re: possible nerve damage resulting from injections...
    ... ask the question. You basically want to know if botox can cause nerve damage? And if not then what could ... you tell me exactly which muscles you received the botox ? Usually they do the gastrocs, the soleus and the...
    ... ask the question. You basically want to know if botox can cause nerve damage? And if not then what could ... you tell me exactly which muscles you received the botox ? Usually they do the gastrocs, the soleus and the...
    ... Prisc1125, I sent an email to my doctor about the botox . I asked him just what you wanted me to ask but unfortunat ... keep my balance at all! My foot was dragging despite botox and the brace and I felt like I was experiencing vertigo...
    ... see him on March 1st. He wont know anything about botox but the toe cramps he may. I get them at times so...
    ... about the physiatrist: I was ref'd to one for the botox and it did not work. On the one hand, she said come ... back if the botox does not work cuz on the second time, it usually does ... see him on March 1st. He wont know anything about botox but the toe cramps he may. I get them at times so...
    ... could, you would think that I shouldn't be getting botox . But I am not sure that I think that the physiatrist ... seriously do you? I know you don't want anymore botox so we aren't even going to go that route. I am truly...
    ... could, you would think that I shouldn't be getting botox . But I am not sure that I think that the physiatrist ... seriously do you? I know you don't want anymore botox so we aren't even going to go that route. I am truly...
    ... iliopsoas muscles now that they are weakened from the botox . Well could I sit on this ball without falling off...
    ... another awesome day on the treadmill so I think the botox to the hip flexors may have been a plus. I am actually...
    ... I don't think I am helping you. He said that the botox you received may be causing your pain spot because ... limited. I will try with pain management and with my botox doc next month. Hang in there till then........ ...
    ... SOMETHING -- that the person did not administer the botox right. Now I wonder what she SHOULD have done! As...
    ... of that. If You were here I would take you to my botox appointments. If you were here I would treat you...
    ... of that. If You were here I would take you to my botox appointments. If you were here I would treat you...
    ... or possibly talk to someone about a second try with botox . Just the gastrocs alone. Nothing that requires ... see if it will work or not. What do I feel with botox ?? Mostly nothing at all! I can definitely tell ... where I felt nothing, I now feel in the calf. The botox in the hamstrings allows me to put my leg out straight...
    ... have been milling the bit your doc said about the botox being administered wrong and chatted w. my husband...
    ... because my calf muscles are really weak not just from botox but just how they have always been. I think I said ... help. I want to be able to address this with the botox doc next month. Is the pain area that you got after ... the botox shot in the gastroc areaor in the FDL area? Did...
    ... later and the toes were pulling. That is when the botox was proposed and done. This was to calm the calf and ... intention of avoiding further surgery. In my mind, the botox accelerated whatever it was that was bothering me...
    ... about the FDL surgery and all that with me on my next botox adventure. (if that is okay with you of course) ...
    ... expensive. Let us not talk about how to handle further botox injections. Let us not talk about if botox could ... still not over. I am taking the same questions to the botox doc. I am very determined and I don't care if they...
    ... block thing enough to know what to say. Is it like botox or more permanent? Do you have to go back a bunch...
    ... massage. Oh to feel good again. I am getting my botox in 2 weeks which is good because I am getting that...
    ... effects are short-lasting. I hear your accounts w. botox and I SOMETIMES get the courage to try it again but ... the botox button in my calf shouts otherwise. I begin wondering...
    ... Well I wonder if a different person giving you botox would help too. I get mine in two weeks and I can...
    ... I really cannot bring myself to go through another botox . Having that botox button in my inner calf is just...
    ... the waist. Interesting...............Well the next botox round is April 20th so we shall see then after that...
    ... pain from the psoas group that chilled out with the botox but now that that is wearing down the pain is back ... . I think that another round of botox to the iliopsoas area and my back will be very very ... plan after talking with the massage therapist to re botox the iliopsoas area, the calf area, and discuss another ... try in the adductor magnus specifically with the botox doc. I may withdrawl shots for the hamstrings this ... another group as I can only tolerate just so much botox . Well that is where it all stands right now........
    ... you have a plan. I cannot believe how many potential botox injections you'll endure. That is something! I am...
    ... Yes I do have a plan going here and I hope that botox this next week will clear up many questions about ... next visit. I am actually excited to get the next botox shots and even more excited for next massage. I...
    ... step. Hey, if you can get this combo of epidural, botox , massage and possibly PT to work for you, you are ... it. How long does the epidural effect last? (e.g., botox is 3-4 mos.) Yes, it was a true treat to be able...
    ... great in heels to doesn't it? That is why I like the botox . I can for as long as it lasts get rid of that slapping ... become the dragging foot which is why I started the botox in the first place. I hope you never get to that ... The epidural is a temporary thing just like the botox . You can get up to 3 in a year. You could do more...
    ... was going to be. I did rather well considering the botox meter is reading near empty. :) My lower back...
    ... Glad the epidural is working for you! And the botox ? When did you have that done? Cheers Prisc1125...
    ... time to get mine out but hope to real soon! My botox appointment was today along with a massage! I got ... me say that my Dr. said that another try with the botox is the best bet for you. He of course has a bias ... since it is a large part of what he does....administer botox . He is the botox guru. I got only 7 shots instead ... this time as he said things are IMPROVING with the botox . Although I can never be 100% he said the needle ... and commended me for doing what should be done with botox . He also said that my muscles have been getting more ... stiff walk and to touch was painful but sstill the botox should help. I thought of you when he said this and...
    ... When you said the doc suggested another trial of botox , were you saying that in reference to me? Did you ... experience? Did he say anything about the calf or was botox it? I am really nervous about this May appt. I ... about what is in store. I cannot bring myself to do botox again....and, it just aggravated what I had to begin...
    ... Prisc1125, Yes the botox was for you. The fact that you slap your foot down...
    ... Hi Lastramy, Interesting about the botox . Bad injection, eh? And this woman was supposed to ... in your calf and foot and that is the result of the botox relaxing the muscles enough to be strengthened, correct...
    ... Prisc1125, Well girlfriend, I have had over 50 shots of botox over the last year and I don't have a single bruise ... and I do the stretching and the exercise then the botox allows the muscles to relax and therefore be utilized ... really hard for you that they can help you without the botox . I am feeling very much good this morning afterthe...
    ... The gist of the post was that yes I have had over 50 botox injections and no bruises. Not even the needle guided ... for the weak calf muscles. I like the fact that the botox has allowed me to feel my calf stretches in the calf...
    ... processor and then copying; he has a point. But, to the botox . Yes, you are right on -- the very perceptive person ... if my ortho has something more horrid in mind, the botox might seem very attractive suddenly! Day in and out...
    ... Prisc1125, Well the botox response has arrived! I have zero back pain today ... slouching forward if that muscle is tight. When the botox relaxes it I find myself able to sit up straight more...
    ... pain free in the back. I would say about 90%. The botox is definitely kicking in because my leg is getting...
    ... sends me through the roof, esp in the area of the botox button. I see my new primary this week so this...
    ... always getting that area massaged. I am 2 weeks post botox shots and feeling the full effects. On the good side ... some leg extensions and really even though I get the botox my knee is getting noticably worse as far as not coming...
    ... no matter how bothersome, it still was better than botox !!! Went to Pilates last night as I did not want...
    ... that???? I'll bet the pilates was a challenge! My botox is at peak performance. The tightness in the adductors...
    ... what your physiotherapist says. Nice to hear that Botox is working....
    ... and put my legs out, my left leg is tight (even with botox ) and if I put my chin down on my chest I get a whole ... How about you???? I am just curious. With the botox and the spinal epidural I had done I am just trying...
    ... and put my legs out, my left leg is tight (even with botox ) and if I put my chin down on my chest I get a whole ... How about you???? I am just curious. With the botox and the spinal epidural I had done I am just trying...
    ... happy to hear what success you are having with the botox and epidural. Does it feel awesome to have some looseness...
    ... that my leg is weakened enough from the CP and the botox that I am using my hip to do my walking instead of ... and make it more useful. On the good side of the botox adventure the PT noticed that my foot "turning in ... improvement. Also with the leg weakened because of the botox I should be able to do strength exercises better. ... I don't know if it that or is this combination of botox not a good idea after all. I get fatigued very easy ... I need to think about whether this combination of botox was worth it. Maybe the adductor magnus and the iliopsoas...
    ... have enough visits to get me to the next round of botox so happier days should be ahead for me. I like to...
    ... and massage person (and trainer). And to have the botox working at peak to boot.......you go girlfriend! ...
    ... fatigued real easy. This combo may not be right for botox but maybe they just need to lower the dose some. ...
    ... my spasticity so it is encouraging to hear that the botox did its job for you in a moment of need. Lately...
    ... get to -- only had about 10 other items -- was the botox button. I had mentioned it in the past but it slipped ... connection between the residuals in the calf to the failed botox . It is next to impossible to get answers from folks...
    ... was going to die. I don't like this feeling. The botox combo to adductors and iliosacral area have provided ... however......the weakness in the leg as a result of the botox is maddening. It is so hard to bring my leg up to ... she comes up with. One thing I have noticed with botox and I hope this will be the case with my hip..... ... getting my lower leg done the weakness I felt from the botox was very strong. Before botox I could stretch my ... muscles and really feel nothing. As I have had more botox I feel less and less of the overwhelming weakness...
    ... overused. And forget about trying to find answers to the botox button in my calf. To me that button is probably doing...
    ... not really a crossing action with my legs. You get Botox injections there, in the adductors? Ouch! Sensitive...
    ... fact has had a woman who had the same reaction to botox as myself. She is as interested as I am to see what ... nat'l org's actually -- and posted about my failed botox . A woman replied and mentioned a grastoc drop procedure...
    ... able to sit in that seat for a long time. I get new botox shots and a massage right before I go so maybe that ... will help. This last botox round is well into 2mo. now. Well I will stop here...
    ... spasticity undoes all the good stuff. Doing more botox ? And before another trip? Where to??? Hey, perhaps...
    ... friend out there that has a son with CP and he gets botox injections and all that. We are going over there ... diagnosis of leukemias and lymphomas. My next round of botox is next month. I have been getting these shots every...
    ... me again........... Not sure what combination of botox I will get this next time. My hamstrings were left ... appointment! Nothing on the books except continuing the botox every three months. We shall see how long that will ... for me of anything I've done so far including the botox . Okay I have a date with a daughter and a bike...
    ... some getting used to. I am not actively pursuing botox . Trying to do this management stuff without that interventi...
    ... call the pace. I am going to have to talk with the botox doc next week about my arm though. My ROM isn't real...
    ... for instability and a foot drop. I have also had my botox shots reduced because of improvements that my chiropractor...

  64. Ortho surgeries/spastic clubfoot in adulthood
    ... three surgeries and all sorts of complications. I had botox last year for a reclawing of my toes and just last...

  65. young guy hereTrying to deal w/ CP
    ... great physical therapist and I also got a round of botox to free up some discomfort in the calf area. I liked...

  66. Hip surgery
    ... afterward, maybe before you get surgery, you should try Botox . We started doing Botox when she was 11 mos until ... makes such a difference its unbelievable. I'm sure the botox can help him, I'm sure if you suggest that numbing...

  67. cerebral palsy in chidren
    ... months old. Another thing that seems to be helping is botox treatments. It is something you might want to research...
    ... childhood. It definitely helps! Just curious about the botox . Did your daughter get the injections as a child or...

  68. for parents that want ot talk(Cerebral Palsy)
    ... no personal knowledge of that. The other is using botox . My daughter has seen good results in the children...
    ... severely which trips her up. She is scheduled to have botox on her left calf this month to see if that helps....
    ... severely which trips her up. She is scheduled to have botox on her left calf this month to see if that helps. ... right side) it just didn't work. We started him on Botox and Myoblock injections when he was 15 months old...
    ... severely which trips her up. She is scheduled to have botox on her left calf this month to see if that helps....
    ... afo, which makes walking even harder. We are hoping botox with help with that. As for toilet training, my daughter...
    ... which I knew he could do. It's hard, believe me. Botox , by the way, always worked very well for my son. ... sessions. There's a window of opportunity after the botox injections where the muscles are more pliant and you...

  69. Habitual Toe-walking
    ... is a habitual toe-walker. His doctor has suggested Botox shots, then casts for 2 weeks, then braces for 6 months ... hear from other parents who have had experience with Botox , casting and braces for their children. Three years...

  70. i'm out of the loop
    ... how is botox used as a treatment for CP? please explain....

  71. Are any of you adults?
    ... the doctor and his/her experience with CP. I've had botox injections and hip problems due to the constant tightening...

  72. introduction
    ... eveything to care for me. I've had about 13 shots of botox with some befint. I'v also went throught 24 sessions...
    ... Hello Samantha, I too am new to this site. I also had Botox injections last year. I found them to be vbery helpful ... life. I hope you have continued success with your Botox injections. For what it is worth I researched Botox ... Cerebral Palsy Medical Center Clinic advised me about Botox . UCLA Cerebral Palsy Center has been using Botox for...

  73. CURE FOR CP
    ... baclofen pump implanted and are starting therapy with botox also for his arms. If you could let me know of this...
    ... naturopathy, alternative treatments and currently on botox ) for him along with PT, your post below caught my...
    ... that there is a new drug which is an alternative to botox . which in non-toxic to the body. I hope this information...
    ... that there is a new drug which is an alternative to botox . which in non-toxic to the body. I hope this information ... more about this alternative. My sons pt metioned botox for his thumbs and I am pretty gunshy about it Thanks...
    ... to everyone this is the information about botox this are some of the web sites that have an alternative ... to botox injections [removed] vicent...
    ... to everyone this is the information about botox this are some of the web sites that have an alternative ... to botox injections [removed] vicent About the oxygen(sp...

  74. botox
    ... certainly know how you feel! My twins have had the Botox injections four times so far. Although it seems to...

  75. Doctors Who Treat Adult Cerebral Palsy
    ... in Marietta. He was great. Was even recommending Botox injections and agreed to write a prescription for...


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