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dystrophy vs myopathy

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
36 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Muscular dystrophies are a subgroup of myopathies characterized by muscle degeneration and weakness.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
68 years experience Rheumatology
S Yes but: It is a genetic not transmitted disorder which is quite rare, but unfortunately many genetic disorders though not transmitted except possibly to offs ... Read More
A 79-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Unsure: Can you be more specific as to what is being adjusted. What kind of spring device and how is it applied and where?
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Muscular dystrophy: Myoshi is a form a muscular dystrophy usually starting in the calf around age 20, making it difficult to walk on toes. Might benefit from physical the ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Needs immediate evaluation by a spine surgeon before any permanent damage sets in.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cole
32 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Unlikely: Myopathy can weaken muscles and result in early back degeneration. This is very unusual, however. At age 44, if you have early back issues already, t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
39 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
It depends : Cardiomyopathies can have a wide range of clinical course from very few symptoms for many years to very severe symptoms in a short time period. Most a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Very rare: Myotubular myopathy must be diagnosed by muscle biopsy with special stains to look at the myotubules. It is a form of congenital myopathy but can be ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Kier
51 years experience Rheumatology
Refer to answer: Myopathy refers to a disease of the muscles, of which there are many causes. Gout is an inflammation of the joints secondary to the presence of uric ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
32 years experience Podiatry
Big differences: Myopathy refers to disease processes in the muscle tissue, while gout is a form of acute inflammatory arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid. Go ... Read More

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