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is difficulty walking a symptom of peroneal muscular atrophy

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 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 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 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hmm.: Hard to say - if this refers to you... 31 is a bit "old" for the syndrome but milder forms are seen in older people... Not sure where/why your jumping ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Weakness: Term implies a type of genetic disorder, which has several variations, and usually presents in early childhood. It may present as a "floppy infant", ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Depression: Depending on severity & duration of illness, some experience limitations severe enough to feel demoralized & despondent, especially if treatment not a ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Some can live a normal life expectancy. A lot has to do with the care givers. Hope this helps.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: If they live long enough and have enough physical strength. This is a family of cruel diseases of widely variable severity.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
I will post the link: National human genome research institute has a write up onthis http://www.Genome.Gov/27026048.

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