I joined this forum in 2014 and I was aware to a few medical terms I hadn't heard of before.
One of those terms, that came from angelite, was 'spasticity' because she has it. I had an idea what spasticity was but did not really know completely... Until now.
My brain injury occurred in 1996. For years I have had to put up with balance problems when walking. For 20 years, I had been walking around unaided all the time and in 2015 I went to Devon on holiday. I found some driftwood when I was there and I found it helped with my balance, so I adopted it for the rest of my stay. Once I got back home I was then using a fully fashioned walking stick/cane that actually used to belong to one of my great aunties. I had never met this great aunty of mine and if I did I was very young at the time. So I feel kind of honoured to be using her old cane :).
Anyhow, the cane does help me with my walking a lot and I remember saying to my parents that the muscles in my left leg sort of felt like they were worn out after years of trying to keep balance, I guess, as it kind of felt like I was dragging my leg at times. But thinking about it more it feels as if the muscles in the left leg can be tight making me slow at walking.
I looked into this more on the internet (as the internet holds a wealth of information, It may also hold a lot of dis-info but then again so do newspapers) and to see the natural alternatives that could help, as I don't believe man-made medication is any good.
I have now come to the conclusion that I have spasticity and I can use essential oils to ease the muscles.