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Botox (botulinum toxin) is successfully used in the treatment of focal spasticity in both upper and lower limbs. Focal spasticity is spasticity which affects a specific muscle or muscle group, botox is not recommended for generalised spasticity. When botox is injected into the affected muscles specific signals sent from the brain via the nerves are blocked. This prevents the muscle from contracting and forces the muscle to relax. Following botox injections it is common for individuals to require casting or splinting to support the muscles in a stretched position combined with physiotherapy.
There are many indications for the use of botox including:
If you are unsure if you would be suitable for botox please contact us to discuss.
Botox is often used for conditions which affect muscle tone including:
This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for botox please contact us to discuss.
Botox treatment can provide a range of benefits including:
There are many benefits of botox treatment to find out more please contact us to discuss.
To assess your suitability for botox treatment our team will complete a full examination. If it is felt that you would benefit from botox the team will then establish which muscles are to be targeted through physical examination, ultrasound, nerve stimulation or electromyography. Once identified the muscles will be injected with the required amount of botox depending on a number of factors including the size and number of muscles involved and the level of spasticity. Following your injection/s you will require physiotherapy to ensure the now relaxed muscles work correctly. Orthotics may also be used in conjunction with physiotherapy.