Report: Botox Credited for Helping Disabled English Boy Confined to Wheelchair Walk Again

An injection often credited for reducing the presence of wrinkles has helped a 9-year-old English boy walk again, according to a report in Britain's Daily Mail.

William Scott, of Great Lumley, County Durham in England, was diagnosed with Perthes disease in his left hip two years ago after pains in his leg had caused him to start limping.

The painful disease caused the ball and socket joint in his hip to soften and break down, leaving him in a wheelchair.

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Scott spent the past 10 months out of school but, thanks to a four-month course of Botox injections, he appears to be on his way to recovery.

Doctors used the toxin to relax his muscles and allow them to recover after hip surgery at Sunderland Royal Hospital. Scott and his family told the Daily Mail that the boy is now walking for the first time in 19 months and can't wait to go back to school.

Although Botox is only approved for cosmetic use in the U.S., doctors have experimented with the in recent years using the toxin for off-label uses such as easing muscle pain and migraines.