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    Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral Palsy isn't a specific illness, but rather a general term used by doctors to refer to a set of neurological conditions, which result in movement and co-ordination disorders, caused by damage to the brain. Read more →

    Oh My Gosh! This used to happen to me but it just sort of 'worn off' after a while! I think its just a loose muscle but mine went so don't worry. :D

    my son has had an itchy bottom on and off since he was 3 its been driving him crazy he is now 7. his stools have been tested for worms - all clear - doc have given him muscle relaxants, creams etc for it but to no avail. but no one has examine him for a fisure - im desperate for help. can you help my son. please help. its bothering him day and night and effecting him at school but he is too embarassed to say anything not sure what to do now.





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    Hiya. I totally sympathize with you. My son Kaelan, was seen by our GP numerous times and then referred but we were given no answers in terms of diagnoses. All I was being told was that it was probably worms. Although after worming him twice, with no effect, we knew it had to be something else. It wasn't until we met Anouk that we finally got some answers. She knew what the problem was straight away...an anal fisure. My advise to you is to keep on at your GP and insist you be referred to investigate the possibility of a fisure. After our meeting with Anouk, Kaelan has been prescribed Xyloproct (a cream) to heal the tear and Movicol(a powder for oral solution) to keep his stools soft to avoid a reoccurence of anymore tearing. We were quite shocked to hear Kaelan had been suffering with constipation. As a family we enjoy a high fibre diet, eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. According to Miss Van der Avoirt some children's digestive systems are slower than others. It's just one of those things. Kaelan is getting on really well now. His had one little tear since but no way as bad as it was before. He just has to keep up the treatment and we have to make sure he drinks plenty of water, as this can also be a cause of constipation. I hope this has been of some help to you. Good luck with getting your son treated. Regards, Esther x

    My grandaughter lives in Germany. She has been diagnosed with tip toe syndrome. One of the treatments that the German Doctors have talked about is Botox injections either in the the tendonj or the muscle. What is your opinion on this type of treatment and could it be dangerous in any way. Are there any long term effects to worry about





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    im 16 and yeah the other answer is good, all I'd add is that don't go trying to bend it back into the straight position by force. You can technically fracture ur penis if u exert so much pressure onto the muscle inside so just be happy with what u got, as long as it doesnt grow so outwards it hurts, you should be fine. stay safe man.

    I'm 15 years old and I started development at about 8. My breasts are now size 36D I'm not fat, I play lots of sports and have lots of muscle. I weigh 144 and am not fat I'm have a little bit of chubbiness but not much. My breasts are really ugly. They are not perky at all, they sag and they have stretch marks at the top and you can see veins that go through my arm all the way to my nipple. And you can see them all the way in. There are several of them. Please help. Also my vagina is abnormally fat. I look at like fat people vaginas and mine is fatter. I can't wear a bikini because it looks like I have a penis. My vagina looks bigger than a guys penis in a speedo. Please help. my body is ugly but my face is not and I have restrained from dating because of these problems.





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    I'm exactly the same nice to know I'm not alone :)

    Hi I have had the same, stupidly I wasn't drinking enough, became dehydrated which caused constipation. When I went it was so hard due to lack of fluids & tore me. The fissure didn't go away like I thought it would. I then avoided going to the loo as long as possible as it hurt so much. The Dr gave me some internal cream & muscle relaxant... Awful I know but it really helped! Not completely healed but I've also not used it as much as I should. Don't suffer as it creates a behavioural problem cycle- you need to poo- you hold it in for fear of pain- the poo gets bigger- you cant hold on- you tense your muscles with fear- your bum tears further & your in more pain. Just see the Dr they didn't examine me I just told symptoms & was given cream... It really is that easy!

    my daughter is 3years old the legs and hands muscle are stiffness. She can't talk, she can't, sit neither walking. Her nack swing. Doctor, what is the cure

    my daughter has congenital scoliosis which was spotted at the age of 4. She had a rapid curve and now at almost 16 faces her third surgery some cases are very serious, had my daughter not had her first op at age 5 she may not have survived as the condition, meant she was bending bascly in half. she is very short for her age suffers cramps and stiffness which is normal, but we were told that she may go the next 5o years and be fine but she also could suffer from loss of movement to her limbs. so we take every day with a blessing, more should be done for screening children in schools as my daughters condition was spotted late and just a routine health check it was suspected id never heard of this before but, it can be scarey for any families and children. Who knows what futures she faces , the world is a ver cruel place and as she approches adult hood she looks lost people look at her and assume shes younger than she is, its a shame but lifes what you make it and im sure she will do well she has faced so much already but who knows what she feels on the inside as a mum i feel for her yes she was born with her condition but so much more awareness needs to be out there.





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    I'm not sure if this is what I have but I get horrible pain round my anus and it gets so bad it wakes me during the night. I thought it was because I needed the loo but that's not always the case. It feels like it's the muscle tensing up. Any ideas???





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    yes, i get this all the time, and it alsts for about half an hour, if not longer, a strong and sharp ongoing aching pain. I find the only way I can relieve the pain is to stretch out the muscle by crouching on all 4 and arching my back, or doing leg stretches, and massage it around the area. I am seeing a pelvic floor therapist at the moment for vaginal problems, and I think the problem is related as I have been experiencing constipation for years now, and im only a young adult.

    hi my son is three years old and he has cerebral palsy which affects he's both legs and right arm he's speech was'nt effected he has very high muscle tone which effects him in walking and getting around he recieves botox injections every six to eight months i have found a big inprovement with him so far





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    I think more people need to know about primitive reflex treatment. By desensitising the plantar reflex the child should stop toe walking. The muscle/tendon shortening is a secondary effect not a primary cause.





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    definitely white ones are easier. ima guy and ive had stretch marks on my insides of my arms for 3yrs. i gained alot of muscle mass to quick. but they slowly fade away and i havent used anything. and i must say girls your still beautiful with or without your stretch marks ! : )





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    Patches behind the ears worked very successfully for my 5 year old nephew much to his parents relief - they were very worried. Tthe little boy does have low muscle tone generally throughout his body and that was identified as a factor but for sure the patches worked a treat.





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    My son was prescribed the hyoscine patches too, i found they worked very well but unfortunately he had a reaction to them on his skin so was no longer able to use them, i now have the problem of him drooling excessively again and the doctor won't prescribe anything else.

    When you say "low muscle tone" - what do you mean? My boy weighs in at around 15Kg - almost skin and bone. My boy is 4 and is a heavy dribbler. His speech isn't too good either. Cant say "K" words (cool), "D's (spiDer) , H (House) and many others. I'm really stressed out by it and thinking now the dribbling has something to do with it. Also, these patches; what are they, where do you get them from, prescription or other etc..... Any advise please - much appreciated. Consequently, i have an 18 month old girl completely opposite. Weighs in around 13kg's and speaks (words) very well, ha ha.

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    I had spinal fusion 24 years ago and sincethen when bending to put on shoes or with bad posture i get a piercing muscle knot under my left ribcage - i push it in with my hand (it almost feels like a hernia) andi stretch up (usually to the top of a door frame) breath slowly and very quickly the pain will softenand go away. Good luck

    Hi Johnny. Without a quick look it's not easy to appreciate what you are saying. I think you just need to focus on stretching so that you can get it right back over the bell-end. Try it when soft as it maybe easier and work up from there. The foreskin is just a double flap of skin and smooth muscle tissue. It is designed to be pulled back and you should really be able to do it by 18. Don't worry though but if things don't improve in a few months just visit your Doctor.

    Hi , my son has braccy and he just had physio. I remember her checking his neck and head movements, she said it was because some babies are born with a problem with a muscle in the neck. She said it can only be corrected with surgery. I'm sorry I can't remember the name she used but she said it caused restricted movement, Reading your message reminds me an awful lot of the condition she was talking about. I don't have a lot of faith in the NHS right now as they tried telling me there was no treatment for him, when really what they ment was that their not willing to pay for it.

    When you say "low muscle tone" - what do you mean? My boy weighs in at around 15Kg - almost skin and bone. My boy is 4 and is a heavy dribbler. His speech isn't too good either. Cant say "K" words (cool), "D's (spiDer) , H (House) and many others. I'm really stressed out by it and thinking now the dribbling has something to do with it. Also, these patches; what are they, where do you get them from, prescription or other etc..... Any advise please - much appreciated. Consequently, i have an 18 month old girl completely opposite. Weighs in around 13kg's and speaks (words) very well, ha ha.

    Im 14 years old ...5.8ft and around 12.12stone, i eat about 1850calories a day and i have atleast 4 of 5 a day(friut and veg).....im a big build, around size 10-12, i dont have much fat and look rather slim and im quite fit...(in pe when we do running its just girls in the class though and im always one of the fastest out of the class of about 29 im normally around 3rd or 2nd place,ive been 1st a few times though).....most of my friends say to me "OMG your like one of the fastest people in the class and your skinny/slim" i think it must be muscle and my frame thats making me heavier?





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    When it finally dawned on my that my ex probably has Asperger's I remembered that he had had to have the tendons in his legs lengthened when he was about 10 years old. His mother told me it was because he is flat footed but I now realise it was probably an autistic trait. I also used to walk on my toes as a child but my mother taught me to stop doing it. I probably did it because I missed the crawling stage through illness and had weakened muscle tone generally so I probably found it easier to walk toe first.





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    yes, i get this all the time, and it alsts for about half an hour, if not longer, a strong and sharp ongoing aching pain. I find the only way I can relieve the pain is to stretch out the muscle by crouching on all 4 and arching my back, or doing leg stretches, and massage it around the area. I am seeing a pelvic floor therapist at the moment for vaginal problems, and I think the problem is related as I have been experiencing constipation for years now, and im only a young adult.

    I am confused, got bitten in July, swelled up in August, suffering severe fatigue, joint and muscle pain, cramps, dry eyes, painful neck and wrists. Doctors said its nothing, finally got to see a private rheumatologist who suggested could be Lyme disease , he has now telephoned and says test shows I might have been exposed to the virus, ! Have I got it or not? Now being referred to hospital for infectious diseases, scared as I have been I'll for quite a while now, at the moment I can't go t work. Any advice?





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    Hi Sophie, I am a Physio. Walking on inside of foot could be because of not proper alignment of legs from hips or knees. We call it as 'Intoeing'. Not bending at Rt. Knee could be because of muscle shortening. If she sits 'W' sitting then strictly discourage it. Prefers cross leg sitting or long leg sitting. I will suggest to see a GP or physio definitely. We can provide with exercises/ special boots/ insoles or casting, if needed.





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    Hi I really recommend You see a good chiropractor ideally a McTimoney chiropractor I was in pain all through my teens and it only went away after I discovered chiropractic that it was sorted out Physio is a completely different approach Many pains and toe walking can be caused by misaligned pelvis and spine causing muscle tightness and spasm and may be pressing on nerves which can cause cramp tingling burning pain in some cases Chiropractic can really help It's worth trying Just look I yellow pages or google it

    Hi I have a daughter who is 7 she has tiptoe walked since she was 3. She's done physical therapy and we have afos made for her. Her ortho doc recommended surgery also. I do not wish to do it. Her therapist recomended Botox. It will loosen the muscle and send signals to the brain for normal walking is what I'm told by her therapist. My daughters toe nails do the same thing as well. Try talking to your doctor about Botox see if you can get a referral to a neurologist. We r waiting on our appt until November. I hope this works. I don't want to put her thru surgery.

    I was born with club foot im now 35 my foot wad operated on wen I was 6hrs old they took out my calf muscle and did something to my accilies tendon this as left me with no movement wat so.ever to my left foot my left leg is shorter than my right I have a step in my spine and a curved spine im in absolute agony day n night and was wandrring if any1 else has the same as me as I know a few peeps who had club foot but no 1 with 1 leg longer or spine probs





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    I am 25 and I'm having all the problems you just mentioned I am in agony at the moment especially during the colder weather I can barely walk as my foot seizes up. I have terrible back pain and after carrying full term twins its only got worse!

    I was under greater and street hospital and when I turned 16 I was discharged as i was no longer a child. I went to my GP as I was suffering from terrible back pain as well as the pain in my foot and he referred me to an orthopedist and they told me I have curvature of the spine and a tilted pelvis due to my club foot. I had a special inner sole made as i have one leg shorter than the other. I had my first operation at aged 17 months and loads in between and my last operation at aged 15 years. But I can honestly say the pain I'm experiencing now is the worst I have experienced since being born with this condition.

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    My daughter at the age of 12 developed idiopathic scoliosis overnight - she was braced for 16 months - I kept asking if this would waste her muscles - I was assured it would not. When she removed the brace and decided to go it alone - her curves got worse as her muscle had wasted. She is now 18 and her curves are now 76 thoracic and 56 lumbar. She doesn't want the operation. She is attending BTEC National Diploma in Sports Studies, is a lifeguard, kayaks and her general is health is good. She does everything she wants to and has no problems, other than a slight shoulder protrusion. So is an operation always necessary and can the curvature correct itself as instantly as it occurred?





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    I was diagnosed with scoliosis when i was 14 and had the operation when i was 15. I can honestly say that it is the best think I have done, my curve was 52 degrees when i had the op and now it is less than 10. It hasnt stopped me doing anything and i still ski and horse ride regularly. Looking at me you would never know there was anything wrong, my shoulder is not protuding any more and i hardly suffer any pain at all. I had the operation in August and by Christmas i was back at school, 18 months after the op i was back on the ski slopes. I cant say whether or not your daughter should have the operation but i am not 25 and i am so pleased that i did.

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