My 16 year old daughter has a mild hemipariesis(sp?) that is accompanied by hypertonia in her right leg. She was seen by an orthopedic and neurologic pedatretian from age 2 to about 9-10, at which time she was released from yearly checkups. She also underwent pt for many years to correct toe walking. Well, for the last two years, she has participated in track and is experiencing pain (to very severe) in her right leg (calf muscle).
Does anyone know how hypertonia might affect an athlete? I remember that her pt had advised (at age 4 or so) that botox was an option to help relax the muscles and could that also be an option now, if indeed the problem she is experiencing is related to hypertonia?
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