Last week I went into hospital for the baclofen pump trial. The physios measured the amount of movement in my joints first. 0 seems to be normal. My hip flexion was slightly off on the right and they gave me a 1 as was knee flexion. The foot was a 3/4 as they had difficulty pushing it up to 90 degrees. I had the baclofen given to me then by a lumbar puncture. I instantly felt drousy. Two hours later they came back to test my joints. The hip and knee were now 0 but the foot/ankle had not changed as they still could not push it up to 90 degrees and my calf still screamed at me when I tried to put my heel down on the ground. My hammer toes also did not relax. When I did the walking test I was much the same as before.
I have to discuss the test with my consultant but I dont think it is for me. I am wondering if I have calf contracture which I read does not respond to baclofen. Surgery may be required to lengthen the tendons. Physios told me to stretch, stretch and do more stretches.
It is so weird that my left leg has no sign of problem.