My cousin met with accident and had a fracture in his right leg which was already affected by polio. He had a surgery for the same. It's been 4 months but still could not walk. Physiotherapist told that his leg muscle is not working properly. Is there any treatment which can help him walk like before? Can acupuncture helps in strengthening muscle? Please suggest..
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Muscle strengthening exercises are the answer to his issues. Obviously muscle strength will decrease after surgery due to the muscle dissection during surgery especially in an already weak limb. It works require some time to build up the muscle strength of the muscles that are still functioning despite the polio effect.Accupuncture will not help in muscle strengthening.
Sorry to hear about your cousin, yes definitely the nerve innervation in the polio affected limb are less, corresponding to less number of muscle fiber's being triggered at once Naturally, but if you can take your brother to a good physiotherapist in a good therapy center they might be able to help him recover by using FES (Functional electrical Stimulation) can be done wired or Wireless ( expensive equipment and more of a personalised equipment customized for each person). in the process the muscles would be stimulated by external means and strengthened. Hope this helps you.
Search a good Physiotherapeutic center OFFLINE and ask if they have F.E.S. and continue with the therapeutic services.
Don't mistrust the service because a goon of the service is not able to get result. it is because the person you hired does not have that knowledge. Acupuncture, yes they claim to increase strength but no significant research data to support the evidence, you can try at your own risk it might also help , may not. STAY HEALTHY.
Hi sorry to hear about your cousin.
Operating on a polio limb has long morbidity as far as healing is concerned due to reduced blood supply.
Need to determine wether fracture has healed. If it has then he can start mobilizing. Need to look in to power of muscles and Xrays of the limb.
Accupuncture does not help regain power. It help in reducing or blocking pain fibres and relaxing muscles.
Do take your orthopedic surgeon into confidence and ask about the progress and exact nature of further progress.
Dont worry it takes time but he can walk once healing takes place.