Alternatives for "crippled" for "deliberately made worse"

I know: my post was meant as an answer to the OP.

Oh, I see. The sequence of messages made it look like a questioning response to the preceding suggestion.

Enfeebled, incapacitated, impotentiated, debilitated, wrecked?

The weight that horses in a handicap race carry is called the impost. Maybe, since “handicapped” is offensive, the OP could go with “imposted”