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Suggest treatment for difficulty in walking after injecting botox in legs

hi, doc my 3 yrs old son has spastic muscles and he has been on occupational therapy.now he was injected botox on both legs and after that he was plastered on both legs for 4 weeks. now the problem is after removal of plaster he doesent stand on his feet and i dont know if he is having pain or he is afraid to stand.he use to stand and walk earlier with support.kindly reply asap,regards Atul Sharma                                                                      
Mon, 19 Apr 2021
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Hi,

Two things might contributed to this- firstly, the prolonged immobilization has caused some muscle atrophy and weakness; second, Botox itself can affect muscle power to some extent. Both these can be overcome by regular muscle strengthening exercise and physiotherapy / occupational therapy. Hopefully he will regain his baseline strength in 4-6 weeks.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Muhammed Aslam T. K., Pediatrician
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Suggest treatment for difficulty in walking after injecting botox in legs

Hi, Two things might contributed to this- firstly, the prolonged immobilization has caused some muscle atrophy and weakness; second, Botox itself can affect muscle power to some extent. Both these can be overcome by regular muscle strengthening exercise and physiotherapy / occupational therapy. Hopefully he will regain his baseline strength in 4-6 weeks. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Muhammed Aslam T. K., Pediatrician