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Doctor insights on: Complications Associated Botox Injection Contracture

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What are complications associated with getting a botox injection for an abductor contracture?

What are complications associated with getting a botox injection for an abductor contracture?

Bruising & soreness: Botox (botulinum toxin) inhibits the neurotransmitter acetylcholamine, so the nerves can't tell the muscles to move and they're paralyzed. The effect lasts 4-6 months. Injections can be associated with bruising and soreness at the injection site. ...Read more

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Contracture (Definition)

Persistent joint contracture is a symptom in which a person's joint is somewhat or completely stuck in one position, due to the tightness of the muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments that attach to the joint or to the bones that ...Read more


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How often would i need botox injections for facial wrinkles? I've read that botox is not dangerous, but i'm nervous about having a toxin injected into my face regularly. If there are complications, are they due to the amount or frequency of treatments? Wh

How often would i need botox injections for facial wrinkles? I've read that botox is not dangerous, but i'm nervous about having a toxin injected into my face regularly. If there are complications, are they due to the amount or frequency of treatments? Wh

~4 months: It varies on male and female and the number of units injected but Botox on average will last about 120 days. The amount of Botox on average injected into a face is ~40 units, amount to cause paralysis of the body ~3, 000. Some complications can occur, can discuss with your provider-depends on where it is injected. ...Read more

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How painful are botox injections? Are botox injections very painful? What is done to reduce the pain of injections? .

How painful are botox injections? Are botox injections very painful? What is done to reduce the pain of injections?

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Minimal discomfort: Botox injections are usually not painful. Tiny injections are used to target specific muscles to relax them. In our office, we usually use ice before and after the injection to minimize discomfort. Botox treatments only take a few minutes to complete and the results last 3-4 months. It's worth it! ...Read more

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Has anyone had botox injections for intractable neural itch?

Has anyone had botox injections for intractable neural itch?

Neurologic symptoms: Botox has an effect of blocking neurologic transmitters. It could be used for long term treatment of chronic skin irritation, but it is not an fda indication. One can first test for the etiology of such a problem by taking a good history, and using a steroid cream for topical treatments. Remember that Botox acts on the neural chemical release mechanism, stabilizing neuronal membranes .Itblocks all. ...Read more

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With Botox injections for OAB, will these need to repeated forever? or will it eventually cure the OAB?

With Botox injections for OAB, will these need to repeated forever? or will it eventually cure the OAB?

Over/Active/Bladder: YES Botox injections are metabolized over a definitive time period (4 to 9 months). Best to discuss with your GU doc... ...Read more

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Is it true that botox injections relieve vulvar pain?

Is it true that botox injections relieve vulvar pain?

Botox: If you have painful intercourse or vulvar muscle spasm as the source of your discomfort then ,yes Botox may help relieve that pain. Talk to your Gyn or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Will botox or collagen injections correct a cleft chin?

Perhaps: Cleft chin is caused by the adherence of the skin in the middle of the chin to the deeper tissues. Correction requires releasing these strong attachments and placing a graft of fat or muscle to add volume. Filling agents injected under the cleft might be of some value, however, the results will be limited if the strong deep attachments are not released. ...Read more

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Will a botox injection help with spasticity from a stroke:?

Will a botox injection help with spasticity  from a stroke:?

Yes: However that is a decision you and your rehab doctor need to make regarding how the decrease in spasticity will affect you. Sometimes this spasticity is needed to function, so if you get less functional then your may need to reconsider botox's role in your treatment for your stroke. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a botox injections?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a botox injections?

Unlikely: Depends on the physician and the indication for the botox. For most cosmetic Botox injections, no lab work (blood tests) are needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)

Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more