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cause of peroneal muscular atrophy

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Several: Several including: muscle biopsy, peripheral nerve biopsy, electrodiagnostic studies, blood tests as well as imaging studies of the spine and possibly ... Read More

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Treat the cause: The peroneus is the muscle on the front of the lower leg, outside the tibia. There are lots of potential causes for peroneal atrophy including mal-pos ... Read More
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Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Depends on what you consider gentle. Generally, physical therapy, bracing, orthotics, and conservative measures (heat/ice, analgesic balms for muscle ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Peroneal muscles: Charcot-marie-tooth disease (hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy) is a group of hereditary disorders that affects the nerves in your arms and legs ... Read More
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Weakness: Peroneal muscular atrophy is also know as charcot marie tooth disease (cmt), a genetic polyneuropathy that results in foot and leg weakness, potential ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Domenic Signorelli
25 years experience Podiatry
Nerve disorders: it's when there is a deficit in the function of the peroneal nerve that innervates particular muscle groups, and those group become smaller, or a ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Disease course: In SMA type III, the later the onset of symptoms, the better the long-term prognosis. Individuals may be prone to respiratory infections but with care ... Read More
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A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Aspiration pneumonia: Children with SMA are prone to respiratory infections. They often have micro-aspiration into the lungs that can build up fluid that can result in pne ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
52 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Exercise: There are many conditions that may lead to muscular wasting. I am confining this to disuse atrophy. Eating a well balanced diet and performing 30 to 4 ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Muscles need nerves: Our muscles need the nerves that supply them or they get weak and "atropy." if the breathing muscles get so weak, then one can not breath and will ha ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
52 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Heriditary Disease: A group of hereditary-genetic disease that result in muscular atrophy and weakness. They are progressive in nature. There are 4 types. Type i werdnig- ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
SMA type 1: Rare genetic form where prognosis is poor & life expectancy less than 2 years of age.

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