Cerebral Palsy

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Cerebral Palsy

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What is Cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a condition that affects body movement and muscle coordination. Cerebral palsy can cause problems with movement, balance, muscle control, posture and coordination. It is usually caused by an injury to the developing brain that disrupts the brain’s ability to send messages to the body.

Cerebral palsy can affect people in different ways. The effects vary from person to person. Some people with cerebral palsy might have trouble walking, while others might not be able to talk or move at all. Many people with cerebral palsy need help doing things like walking, eating, and dressing themselves.

What are the types of Cerebral palsy?

There are four main types of cerebral palsy: spastic, dyskinetic, ataxic and mixed.

Spastic cerebral palsy

Spastic cerebral palsy is characterized by stiffness and abnormal reflexes in the limbs. The muscles in the arms and legs are often tight and hard to move.

Most children with this type of cerebral palsy have tight muscles or stiff joints. They have trouble moving their arms and legs. They may also have trouble walking or holding things like a pencil or spoon.

Dyskinetic cerebral palsy

Dyskinetic cerebral palsy is a form of cerebral palsy that causes involuntary movements. These movements may include jerking, shaking or trembling. They can affect one or both sides of the body.

Children with this type of cerebral palsy have uncontrolled movements. They may shake their hands or feet while they’re trying to do something else like eat or walk down stairs. Some children may have trouble moving their head from side to side when they look at something in front of them without turning their whole body instead!

Ataxic cerebral palsy

Ataxic cerebral palsy causes problems with coordination and balance. People with ataxic cerebral palsy may have trouble walking and maintaining their balance because they cannot coordinate their movements properly.

Children with this type of cerebral palsy have trouble controlling their balance so they may fall often because their muscles aren’t working properly together when they try to stand up straight on both feet without wobbling around all over the place like a drunk person.

Mixed cerebral palsy

Mixed cerebral palsy affects one or more parts of your body and includes features from each type of cerebral palsy (spasticity, dystonia, and ataxia).

This type of CP affects movement and coordination, but also includes seizures and muscle spasticity (the inability to control muscles as well as you would like).

What are the causes of Cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage that occurs before or after birth.

Cerebral palsy is a condition that causes movement problems. It’s caused by an injury to the brain of a baby, usually during or just after birth.

The main cause is a lack of oxygen to the brain, which can happen during delivery if the umbilical cord is wrapped around the baby’s neck or compressed. Another possible cause is bleeding in the brain.

Other factors that may contribute to cerebral palsy include genetics and infections that occur before or after a baby is born.

It can also be caused by:

  • Bleeding in the brain during pregnancy
  • Being born with a low birth weight
  • Being born too early (prematurely)
  • Brain infection during pregnancy or delivery

What are the symptoms of Cerebral palsy?

The most common symptom of CP is muscle stiffness or tightness. The muscles may be stiffer than normal and don’t relax as well as they should. This may cause the child to have trouble moving his or her arms and legs in the right way at the right time.

  • Children with spastic CP may have stiff leg muscles that make it hard to walk without help;
  • Children with ataxic CP may have poor balance and trouble walking heel-to-toe;
  • Children with athetoid CP may have stiff arm muscles and difficulty using their hands for fine movements like picking up small objects or writing.
  • Other symptoms of cerebral palsy include difficulty swallowing, problems with speech and language development (such as slow talking), vision problems (such as crossed eyes), seizures (fits), and learning disabilities (difficulty understanding things like math).

What are the risk factors for Cerebral palsy?

Most people with cerebral palsy have an underlying condition that causes it. That could be anything from a genetic defect to a brain injury during pregnancy or birth.

The most common risk factors for cerebral palsy are:

  • Prenatal infections (like rubella)
  • Maternal high blood pressure and diabetes
  • Uncontrolled epilepsy during pregnancy
  • Maternal substance abuse, like alcohol or drugs

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What are the exercises for Cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects the body’s ability to control movement and posture. The condition can appear at any point in life, and it can be mild or severe. There are some exercises that people with cerebral palsy can do to help reduce their symptoms and increase their independence.

  • The first thing you should do is strengthen your muscles with weights or resistance bands. Start by doing 2 sets of 10 repetitions three times per week. Increase the weight as you get stronger.
  • You should also start walking on your toes or heels. You can do this by standing against a wall and walking forward, backward, sideways, or diagonally for about 30 seconds each time, without touching any part of your foot to the floor except where it touches the wall. Do this for 10 minutes daily.
  • Finally, you should try to build up your leg strength by doing squats with a chair behind you (or a large pillow if there isn’t one available). Stand with your back straight, and then sit down on the chair until your thighs are parallel with the floor before standing again. Repeat this motion 20 times per day for two weeks before increasing to 30 repetitions per day for another two weeks after that

What are the treatments for Cerebral palsy?

One of the most common treatments for cerebral palsy is occupational therapy. This type of therapy helps people with cerebral palsy to build strength and movement, and also helps them learn how to use their bodies in ways that are less painful or uncomfortable.

Another common treatment is physical therapy, which helps people with cerebral palsy build strength, flexibility, and coordination. They might also use splints, braces, or other types of equipment to help improve their ability to move around more easily.

There are many different types of medication that can be used to treat symptoms associated with cerebral palsy too! Some examples include anti-seizure medications and muscle relaxants (to help reduce spasticity).

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What brace is used for Cerebral palsy?

The Freedom Brace is a leg brace for children with cerebral palsy. It’s designed to help them walk more easily and comfortably, so they can get the most out of their time at school, at home, and everywhere else they go.

The Freedom Brace is made of lightweight materials that are easy for kids to put on themselves. And it’s adjustable so it can grow with your child as their needs change over time. The brace comes with an instruction manual that tells you how to care for your child’s brace and how to fit it perfectly.

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