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Post polio syndrome

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Post Polio syndrome is a condition that tends to affect Polio survivors, often years after their initial infection with Polio virus.

It is characterised by weakening of the muscles previously affected by the Polio, and can lead to weakness, muscle wastage and deformity. It is also often associated with generalised fatigue, pain and sleep problems and can lead to breathing and swallowing difficulties too.

If this problem affects the feet, it usually impacts just one side of the body and the pain and deformity can be very difficult for people to manage. Podiatrists may have to recommend braces or callipers, foot orthoses and specialist footwear as appropriate.

A Podiatrist may work closely with an Orthotist in the management of this condition.

People with this problem may also develop associated skin or nails problems which a Podiatrist may be able to help with.

Post polio syndrome
Post polio syndrome
Post polio syndrome