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Botox injections lower limb

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Stryker, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Stryker

    Stryker Welcome New Poster


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    Hi I have read a couple of news paper articles on Botox use in the feet and lower leg, I wonder if anyone has used or does use this on a regular basis. What are the results and are there any good articles on this that I could read.
    Any help with this would be usefull and appreciated
    :pigs:
     
  2. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Hi Hamish,

    I don't have any personal experience but a Consultant Neurologist friend who works in the same centre as me uses it a fair bit in cases of calf spasms associated with cerebral palsy and also spastic drop foot. There's bound to be loads of research on this around - a quick literature search should bring it all up. Were you wondering about something specific?

    Ian
     
  3. Hi Hamish :welcome: to podiatry Arena.

    1st off what are you looking at regards botox. Ive read about plantar fascia injections and my wife is a P & O and works with Dr´s who inject Botox in folks with spasticity issues, so It might help to know it what area you are looking into regards Botox.

    Here a thread on Botx and Plantar fascia related issues

    Hope it helps
     
  4. Nice dbl Post again Ian !! ie posting at the same time with similar info.
     
  5. G Flanagan

    G Flanagan Active Member

    Hamish do you mean for pain relief or hyperhidrosis. I had some experience of this whilst in the US. I haven't used it here because its a POM. However first chance i get i will because its great for hyperhidrosis. Its also getting good results for mechanical and neuropathc pain in the foot.

    A podiatrist called Martin Harvey is using it in Tamworth. In fact he is involved in a botox course run for podiatrists, still unsure how you would get it being a POM.

    Hope this helps.

    George
     
  6. Stryker

    Stryker Welcome New Poster

    Thanks to all so far I have a couple of thoughts one is for tendon softening which I wondered might help with toes. The second is as a filler post ulceration which I have heard it can be used for. Hyperidrosis not such a problem in the far north for some reason.
    So any help with good articles, clinical case studies or personal experience either as a patient or clinician would be helpfull. Thanks in anticipation.
     
  7. Dr. Steven King

    Dr. Steven King Well-Known Member

    Aloha,
    Just saw a work comp case where the lady patient requested a botox injection for planter fasciitis instead of cortisone as suggested by her beauty clinic doctor.??
    This was the first I heard of this.
    Does it really work and should it be part of the treatment regimen and one of the treatment modalities we offer?

    NIH has this to say about it.
    "Recent studies have shown that the application of botulinum toxin A intralesional in patients with plantar fasciitis helps to improve the symptomatology to decrease pain in both intensity and presentation time."
    https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03054610

    Mahalo,
    Steve
     
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