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IJHSR. 2016; 6(12): 383-387

Bilateral Lower Limb Paralysis Rehabilitation: A Case Study of Muscle Action Exercises Approach.

Francis Kofi Nutakor, Monday Omoniyi Moses.

Background: Bilateral lower limb paralysis is a stressful medical symptom limiting activities of the nerves which controls leg muscles. Although, the option of exercise therapy in the treatment of bilateral lower limb paralysis has been recommended, its usage in Kumasi, Ghana, has not been well reported. This study therefore is a case report on the treatment of bilateral lower limb paralysis with muscle action exercise workout supported with literature review.
Case Description: A 74-year old woman was admitted the clinical department of the Ejura Government hospital, Ejura, Ashanti with body temperature of 36.5°Ï¹, blood pressure of 110/65 mmHg and body weight of 98kg. The patient was diagnosed of Lumbago, Pruritic papular skin lesion, motor neuron lesion, unavailable dorsalis pedis on palpation and very faint on auscultation. She was placed on medical therapy with slight improvement and latter subjected to a 21-day muscle action exercise workout.
Results: Age reduced to 72kg and full bilateral lower limb mobility showed a clinically significant restoration in the fifth week. Dosalis pedis’s skill improved to 68 bpm regarded to be better than medical therapy only, body temperature upturned 37.4°Ï¹ while blood pressure became normal at 120/65 mmHg.
Conclusion: Bilateral lower limb paralysis is a degenerative disorder that should be treated medically in conjunction with exercise therapy. Rehabilitation centers are encouraged see exercise inclusion in the promotion of holistic recovery, emotional stability and social re-integration of patients as obligatory.

Key words: Lower limb paralysis, Muscle action exercise, Rehabilitation.

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