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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain
Question: will an orthotic improve my life
|ilovtudraw - Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:42 pm||
i am 19 years old and was diagnosed with a mild case of cerabal palsy sp, a month ago. my questions are do you thing this sounds like cp and would a hip knee ankle foot orthotic help me and is anyone my age in the same situation.
my symptoms are; numbness in right leg only, tight achilles chords both feet, muscle spasms in both legs, clicky hips, i have lost function in my right leg, pain from my lower back to right leg to foot. i have had clonis in both feet, hyperreflexivity, peripheral neuropathy, foot drop.
i have had many surgeries including; acilles tendon lengthining in both feet, bridal tendon transfer in right leg, nerve graft in right leg and many other minor surgeries.
i don't have any problems in my upper body or with brain function. my neurologists want me to werar a hkafo. is this going to help because they look heavy and scary.
i am really in need of help i apreaciate any info you can provide.
|Tom Plamondon PA-C - Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:22 pm||
With your symptoms and conditions, I would recommend a HKAFO. The orthosis is lightweight, custom fit and should help make your walking more efficient, less chance of falls and overall more energy.
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