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Left leg with polio, want to strengthen it. What can be done?

Hi, I am Sakthi. My left leg was attacked by polio syndrome past 25 years ago. Now my age is 28 years old. Now my left leg is much not growth with strength than right leg. But i want increase my strength of my left leg. I also drive vehicles like bike and four wheelers. But only problem is i have not the capability to walk continuously half of a Km. How is get strength of my left leg nearly equal to my right... Please guide me...
Asked On : Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum .
The limb affected with polio cannot have the same power as the normal limb because the muscles have already undergone paralysis and degenerative changes ( atrophy ).
However depending on the severity of the affliction ,the muscles uninvolved can be treated to function maximally and Improve the strength of the limb . This can be done by physiotherapy and occupation therapy . Regarding increasing limb length you should consult an orthopaedic surgeon for appropriste surgical treatment of the same .
Wishing you good health.
Answered: Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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