Common Knee
Conditions

Polio

What is it?

Polio is caused by an infectious virus which attacks the motor neurones (nerve cells which control muscle movement) causing damage or destruction of these cells. This can lead to muscle paralysis.

Symptoms

For those who have paralytic Polio, symptoms include muscle pain, muscle cramps, weakness and paralysis.

Treatments

Treatment will vary dependent upon the level of involvement of the disease. Options include:

Fixed ankle AFO to align the foot and ankle to improve foot/ankle biomechanics

Ground reaction AFO will additionally improve knee biomechanics without structurally stabilising the joint

Knee ankle foot Orthosis will improve lower limb biomechanics and provide structural control to the foot, ankle and knee joints