Carrying on walking when you are having difficulties may cause long-term problems. This can lead to arthritis in your joints. It can also cause back pain, as your other muscles try to compensate for awkward movements.
Many people with CP push themselves to their physical limit. Lack of rest can lead to a decline in your physical and mental function.
Recovery after injury or illness
Recovery after an injury or illness can take much longer as you get older.
Inappropriate orthopaedic surgery
Surgery can help prevent spinal deformities and contractures. Check that surgeons have specialist knowledge of CP before agreeing to any procedure.