How can I prevent further deterioration of my polio-affected leg?
Q: I am a 39 years old man having polio in one leg. My weight is 90 kg. I can walk, run and drive without any support. But the leg is thin and weaker than the other leg which makes me limp while running but not while walking. Is there any way to cure the limping of the polio-affected leg and to gain proportionate power too?
A:First of all, you need to cut down on weight with polio-affected leg. Secondly, the limp could be because of thinning (wasting) of leg and also because of compensatory involvement of pelvis and lower back (L.S.spine). At this stage the best treatment is maintenance therapy where you preserve the residual strength and prevent any further deterioration or degeneration, which might worsen the limp.
You must get an exercise regimen for maintaining your pelvis, spine and leg muscles.