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Botox used on little girl to treat cerebral palsy

Five-year-old Amy Bolton has been receiving Botox injections at University Hospital of North Tees. The Botox has been injected into her calves to relax the muscles with the aim of giving her an improved stance.

Cerebral palsy is an abnormality on the brain which affects posture, movement and co-ordination. Amy walks on tiptoes at the moment but it is hoped that the Botox treatment will help her walk from her heel instead, relieving the pressure on her hips.

After being discovered as a treatment for cerebral palsy in the 1990′s, this is great news for sufferers, with hopes that it will become a more popular treatment for the condition.

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