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Facial Involvement and PPS

Post-Polio Health, (Volume 31, Number 3), Summer 2015

Question: What are the symptoms in patients with post-polio syndrome with facial involvement? I am a PT with facial nerve involvement due to polio.

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Trust Trainers?

Post-Polio Health, Volume 30, Number 2, Spring 2014.
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Frederick M. Maynard, MD

Question: My husband had polio at age 8. He is now 71. His left leg has started giving out on him and he falls. He goes to a special trainer, but I’m afraid the trainer doesn’t know how to treat this. What type of exercises should benefit him, and what should he avoid?

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Husband "Needs" the Information

Post-Polio Health, Volume 30, Number 2, Spring 2014.

Dr. Rhoda Olkin is a Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco, as well as Executive Director of the Institute on Disability and Health Psychology.

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Improve Muscle Function?

Post-Polio Health, Volume 30, Number 1, Winter 2014
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Frederick M. Maynard, MD

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Feeling Weak

Post-Polio Health, Volume 30, Number 1, Winter 2014
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Frederick M. Maynard, MD

Question: I am 66, and I had polio at age 3. My muscles are feeling weak, so if you know what I can do about it I would be grateful. I am depressed about this.

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Fatigue (Constantly Tired)

Post-Polio Health, Volume 29, Number 1, Winter 2013
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Frederick M. Maynard, MD

Question: I had polio in both legs at age 10 in 1953 and was unable to walk for a year.

With therapy and exercise, I pretty well recovered in one leg and can walk without help. How does fatigue affect people who have had polio? I’m constantly tired. A sleep study shows some sleep apnea and some restless leg syndrome waking me up.

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Too Pushy on Suggesting Changes?

Post-Polio Health, Volume 26, Number 3, Summer 2010.

Dr. Rhoda Olkin is a Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco, as well as Executive Director of the Institute on Disability and Health Psychology. She is a polio survivor and single mother of two grown children.

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Regain Strength and Muscle Mass through Exercise

Post-Polio Health, Volume 26, Number 4, Fall 2010
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Frederick M. Maynard, MD

Question: I read with great interest the question and answer about knees collapsing in Vol. 26, No. 2 (www.post-polio.org/edu/pphnews/pph26-2sp10p7.pdf). I had polio at age 1. I’m told that I made a full recovery and that our local doctor used me as an example of a “miraculous” recovery.

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EMGs

Post-Polio Health, Volume 29, Number 2, Spring 2013
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Frederick M. Maynard, MD

Question: I am posting this question for my husband who had polio at age 2. He was affected quite seriously and was not able to stand on his own. He recovered completely, and now at age 52, is seeing signs of post-polio syndrome (PPS) that include weakness and atrophy of his thigh muscles.

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Frightened of Cortisone and Surgery

Post-Polio Health, Volume 29, Number 2, Spring 2013
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Frederick M. Maynard, MD

Question: Several years ago my right ankle muscles gave out after a cortisone shot. I wear a brace to steady this leg. Now, after two bad falls, my left hip will need replacement. My current orthopedic physician wanted to give me a cortisone shot, and I refused, recalling the reaction from my ankle.

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