botulinum injections for foot spasm?


Has anyone had this done, and could tell me a bit more about it?

My Neuro has suggested this to help my foot and toes which presently curl downwards and cramp making walking very painful.

I wondered how painful the injections are as I believe they inject into the muscle. And also how much weekness you are left with? Do the injections go into the foot or leg? will I be able to drive home from having it done?

I do have these injections around my eye as I have blespharospasm but they are tiny.

I would be really greatfully if anyone can enlighten me on this proceedure.





Hi, thought I had already replied to you on this one....?????


Anyway, I`ll try again.

I had botox for pains in my feet...neuro referred me.


But the botox doc said they don`t inject into the feet...dunno why tho`.

So he put 8 injections into each leg and yes, it was very painful.


Did it do any good? Did it chuff!

But it might help you, so give it a go, eh?

Good luck.

luv Pollx

Hi I had these injections for about 3 years. They were given because I have spasticity in my right leg. The injection themselves were quite painful because the needle goes deep into the calf muscle. They warned me that the injection may make my leg too weak to stand properly and thats what happened. It made walking more difficult so I stopped having them. A friend of mine has them into her shoulder and she is happy with them.


Lynne xx

Thanks for info. I will give it ago as my foot gets very painful. I will let everyone know how it goes.

Thanks again,